Would you like the research and facts on breastfeeding ?

  medela breast milk ingredient list

Breastfeeding is everywhere at the moment. It seems to be incredibly trendy to have an opinion. However finding helpful and correct information is what you need, not everyones opinions.

I'm all for breastfeeding and as i've mentioned numerous times over the last few years here on this site, if it works for you and your baby that's awesome but if it doesn't you know what thats ok too.  There are other options and its all about the information you have and the knowledge YOU have to make the decision that fits you and your baby. 

I became a massive fan of the Medela breast pump and range when i was expressing for my babies and over the years i learned of their work and fabulous research. Information i wish i had known at before i had my first baby. 

Last week i had the pleasure once again to attend a morning tea with the lovely people from Medela.  I do like to share their work, its all about spreading the word and getting the correct research and information out to mothers and mothers to be. 

What is Normal?

The Medela Research Group based at the University of WA have done a lot of research into what is "normal" when it comes to breastfeeding and variations are really quite diverse.   Lots of interesting facts including  2/3rds of all babies drink 20% of their milk between 10pm and 4amIf you'd like to know more about what it normal CLICK HERE.

What is in Breast Milk?

Your breast milk is the only nutrients your baby needs to start its little life.  Your body produces all the right stuff at the right time.  What is the right stuff?

Well the ingredient list for breast milk is really amazing thats it to the right there but you can download a PDF copy by clicking the image below.


Importance of Breast Milk in NICU

Babies who are born pre term or just require some Neonatal Intensive Care have higher requirements from their food. Breast Milk is not just food its like a medicine it helps to fight off infections, promotes growth fo organs.  Breastmilk is easily digested and designed perfectly for the preterm or unwell baby.

Breastfeeding your baby and even more so a baby in NICU is such a positive and powerful bonding opportunity. It also has physical effects on the baby such as calming the heart rate, increasing oxygen levels and regulating breathing.

If you'd like to know more on Preterm Breastfeeding CLICK HERE


Medela have a really informative website that is certainly worth having a good look at.  They also specialise in all that mothers need to help them breast feed their baby.  Pumps, shields, bottles and more.

You can view their website here

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What is one piece of valuable advice you would give to a soon to be mum ?

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0 # cass 2015-05-27 22:15
that is a crazy ingredient comparison
my advice is to do what you feel is the right thing to do and relax
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0 # Kellesi Denzel 2015-05-28 15:27
There is no right or wrong way, just what works for you and your baby. You are the best mum for your baby.
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0 # Joanne 2015-05-28 15:38
Do not blame yourself and do not let guilt overcome you. Refrain from comparing yourself and your baby to other mothers and other babies. Make decisions and choices according to your unique circumstances, and based on what is best for you, your baby and your family - as no two mothers, babies and families are the same.
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0 # Holly 2015-05-28 15:57
There is no harm listening to others advice as they will give it if you want it or not, but take on board only what suits you & follow your instincts.
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