Latest Breastfeeding Research from Medela and Giveaway


We are big supporters of Medela here at Mums Take Five,  we love to know their latest research and findings. 

Did you know that breastfeeding is all Medela does?  They don't have other ranges they don't make toys, clothes or children's gadgets just best research and the best products to assist nursing mothers to feed their babies breast milk. Whether thats by breast or by expressing, they have the bottles, bottle accessories, best breast pumps and breast care products. 

If you've ever had breastfeeding problems you'll know the desperation and the relief to feed your baby. I experienced a lot and only had solutions because of Medela's well researched products. Whenever Medela have discovered new methods, techniques or technology they release their findings so ALL mums and expecting mums have the information to read and learn and make educated decisions for feeding their baby.   Medela products are also the top choice by healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities world wide.

Double Pumping Breastfeeding 

Medela have recently made some discoveries in the benefits of double pumping.  There are lots of ways to pump breast milk and a few types of pumps available.  You use whatever is best and works for you.   I have however read up on this double pumping and having been one to pump breast milk i think this is a great discovery. 


Twice as fast to pump.  It will save time for the pumping mum because not only does she have to feed baby that take up lots of time but you have to spend lots of time pumping!  This will make pumping twice as fast and give mum time for a shower!

More Milk. Up to 18% more milk compared to single pumping in a pumping session when sequentially pumping on both breasts.  Pumping can actually be hard work.  I would have cried to get 18% more for my very hungry babies!

More Good Stuff.  Provides milk with higher energy content which is especially important for preterm babies. 

Helps with Lactation.  High energy content indicates increased breast drainage thereby assisting in the maintenance of lactation.

Helps you keep the milk supply. Increased levels of prolactin – leading to increased milk output.

80% of the milk supply pumped in the first SIX minutes!  -  This benefit alone would have this Mum ordering a double pump! 

There is a lot of study that has gone into these benefits and you can read it all for yourself on the Medela Website.



Medela Swing Maxi 

This is the pump you will need for the double pumping action.  Its like the swing so has the essential settings and levels so you can adjust the vaccum etc and its built similar so easy to clean, store and carry around.   You can see and read all the product information on the Medela Swing Maxi here




Winner Belinda Lorrimer

The lovely people from Medela would like to offer a Mums Take Five reader with a Breast Feeding Starter Kit (value $49.90)

The Breastfeeding Starter Kit contains a range of products for the right start in a mum’s breastfeeding experience. Whether a mother is exclusively breastfeeding or additionally pumping,the Breastfeeding Starter Kit is an easy and safe solution to collect, store and feed, to care and protect and to easily sanitize.

It Includes:medela breastfeeding starter kit

1x Calma,

2x 150ml bottles with multi-lid,

12x disposable nursing pads,

1x Purelan100 7g,

1x QuickClean microwave bag,

5x Pump&Save bags.


To enter all you need to do is comment below telling answering this question:

What is one handy tip that helps you to save you time or makes you more productive ?


Terms and Conditions: Australian Residents only.  This is a Game of Skill not a game of chance. Entries not answering the question will be deemed invalid, The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be drawn 30/04/15 9.00pm AEST and notified on this post by the 02/04/15. We will contact the winner via email. Winner will have 7days to respond or we will redraw. We will try our best to contact the winner but cannot be responsible should the winner not receive the notification within the time frame.

Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Prizes will be sent out by Medela and neither they or Mums Take Five will be held responsible in the event that they are stolen, lost or damaged in transit.





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0 # jess 2015-04-16 22:31
i lay out everyones clothes at night. it saves so much time looking for clothes for me and for the kids in the morning
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+1 # Cindy 2015-04-19 21:11
I use a pressure cooker to make large amount of soup. It cooks in a few minutes and I freeze it for a healthy go to meal.
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+1 # Holly 2015-04-20 10:14
Bulk freezer cooking once a month saves a stack of time during the week.
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0 # sara 2015-04-21 10:24
make extra food so there is leftovers for other meals
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0 # mel 2015-04-21 10:25
leave a little bag in car with empty bottle, nappy, clothes, wipes etc so never get caught out.
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0 # cassie 2015-04-22 22:58
relax and dont stress over everyone elses advice. do what you think is best
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+1 # Leah Snerling 2015-04-23 17:44
ALWAYS cook double! Then you can either freeze or have every second night off. I'm expecting my second little dude in a month and I know all those frozen meals will save my sanity very soon...
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+1 # Rebecca Black 2015-04-23 23:14
Having the nappy bag packed and ready to go, or even better, already in the car
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+1 # Stephanie ODay 2015-04-24 12:22
The one thing that helps me to save time and makes me more productive, is using a planner! I can put things in order that need to be done, mark them off once they are done and I can see everything I need to do in a day/week/month, all at a glance. I would be absolutely lost without it!
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+1 # belinda lorimer 2015-04-27 22:23
I have a few that i always do. When packing away the shopping i put all pasta etc in containers so you dont have to worry about finding a container in the middle of cooking to put the left overs in. As well as cut up veg that lasts and put it in portions in the fridge for the week.i also write lists lots of them. And when all that fails i make the kids do all the little jobs on the list, this also promotes independance and responsibility for the so its a win win for me.
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