Motherhood is different for everyone


Mums Take Five are big fans of Medela and the work they do for Mums and Babies.  Medela recently shared with us their latest research which we found really interesting.  Not necessarily suprising but interesting. 

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Medela "Motherhood Is Different" + Giveaway

Medela are known for providing breastfeeding mums, families and communities with the leading breastfeeding products, expert insights, and ongoing research and education to support the breastfeeding journey.

Team Medela have been looking into Motherhood recently and in their research they conducted a survey with 4000 Australian Mums to discover how online parenting information and support networks support them in their role as parents. Results debunked the perception that there was an overload of information available online for mums and the assumption that most mums would depend on advice from their own mothers.

Did you find this surprising?  I know when i need any advice,information or guidence i tend to google it first.  Not the best thing to do when it comes to things that should really be discussed with a doctor but for the little things i always tend to go online. 

I wonder where books come in their survey, that used to be the thing to do before website. Parenting books, Baby name books. I can understand how there is a sense of overwhelm by some mums because instead of one or two books you have a plethora of websites of information from around the world. 

Medela have also recently come out with an app which i think would be helpful to a lot of mums and soon to be mums you can check out the new Medela App here .

Medela have also been working with some other bloggers/mothers and asking them about motherhood here's their little video:


Interesting ist it.   So where do you go for parenting advice, tips or information?   Do you go online or to family and friends?


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all you need to do is tell us in 25 words or less

who do you turn to for parenting support and advice and why?

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0 # rachel sinclair 2016-06-19 08:27
I always turn to my beautiful mother first for advise. With all her experience she has sure made the beginnings of motherhood easier for me
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0 # paula harris 2016-06-19 08:45
My mum lives on the other side of Australia so can't be there for me so I turn to friends and various mummy blogs
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0 # Natasha 2016-06-19 10:01
Always my mother who's has 4 kids of her own and is a wealth of experience. Even a 13 week premature baby she managed to look after.
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0 # Elly 2016-06-19 10:33
My mother, she always has wonderful advice for me.
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0 # Jarree Shelverton 2016-06-19 10:47
Dr google, for some reason all the advice I need is usually just a click away from me!
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0 # Kirsten W 2016-06-19 10:53
Mum - she always had and always does have the answers.
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0 # Linda 2016-06-19 11:19
I would turn to my sister and mother who have both had past experiences!
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0 # Narelle Abbie 2016-06-19 11:22
my Gran because she had 5 children, 4 of them boys, so she has all the answers!
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0 # Rebecca 2016-06-19 13:46
My mum, as a mother of three and years of experience as an early childhood educator, what she doesn't know probably isn't worth knowing!
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0 # Jessica Ashbrooke 2016-06-19 15:33
I turn to my mum after 6 kids she's pretty much a pro
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0 # ERika Collis 2016-06-19 18:58
Mum. She is always available, non judgmental and shows unconditional love. Besides, I turns out OK so she must have done something right!
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0 # Debbie ODonnell 2016-06-19 20:32
My mum first and my dad second.
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0 # angela beales 2016-06-19 20:52
my best friend, she has four kids and I have six, so between us we tend to work kid stuff out together
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0 # Charissa N 2016-06-20 08:15
I find support through:
Mothers groups,
My mum is no longer with us,
So on these people I will depend.
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0 # Karina L 2016-06-20 14:30
I turn to my Whatsapp mother group. We can chat about anything, anytime and if I have a question at 3am in the morning, I know at least once mother will be up feeding with her phone by her side!
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0 # Shannon Wotton 2016-06-20 14:50
I turn to my friends who are also parents. They always offer great advice and support and it helps to know that other parents are going through the same things that you are.
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0 # christina mackintosh 2016-06-20 21:01
OH this would be amaing! My mom is in new zealand!
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0 # Tara Anne Butler 2016-06-21 07:58
I rely alot on the interview and blogs like mumstakefive forunbiased and varied advice.
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0 # Janine Prib 2016-06-21 10:47
EVERYONE! I love getting opinions from a wide range of awesome people. My doctor, my mama, my husbands mama, google, my friends, books!
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0 # adrienne harries 2016-06-21 19:44
instinct goes a long way
women have been raising babies for ever and a day
if in doubt
tune into what others are talking about
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0 # sarahmary 2016-06-24 13:13
My partner. He's great at problem solving as well as listening. I'm very lucky.
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0 # Steph Leech 2016-06-25 21:20
My mothers group because they are non-judgdmental and understand exactly what at going through!
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0 # Sharon Markwell 2016-06-26 09:13
My Mum is always right - always has been and always will be - so I listen to her every word.
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0 # Amelia 2016-06-26 13:11
My most brutal and honest friends, i know i'm guaranteed to get the truth and no feel good rubbish!
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0 # Mel 2016-06-26 18:22
I don't disregard any advice :) I listen, read, adapt it, try my own way. Learning and making mistakes is part of a parents journey.
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0 # Laura 2016-06-26 19:48
I turn to both my mother and mother-in-law, as they have been there and done that - they are both insightful for practical and useful information that always helps and supports me.
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0 # Isabel 2016-06-27 16:45
I'm a gen Y mumma so my first choice is social media and mummy groups.
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0 # Regina Niks 2016-06-27 20:31
I call Mum and Grandma for advice - and even my Mother-in-Law is wise and nice. Learning from them, I don't think twice!
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0 # Martina Ward 2016-06-27 21:18
I always turn to my big sister Miriam, she is the best mum to 4 beautiful girls & she always give useful advice. She also has a good shoulder to cry on & an open ear to hear my whinging
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0 # carly 2016-06-28 17:37
I turn to myself. As a mother hearing others opinions can turnyou inside out. As long as I am happy with my decision and my kids are healthy, safe and happy then thats whats counts.
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0 # Phillip Cunningham 2016-06-29 12:57
My wife as I am a stay at home father that's hands on with the children but I still need advice from her from time to time.
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0 # Carla Cram 2016-06-29 14:25
I look inwardly and try to relax, choosing the path that seems the most natural
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0 # Tamara Lamb 2016-06-29 15:36
My big sister. She has successfully raised her own children and is always helpful and understanding.
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0 # Belinda Smetioukh 2016-06-30 14:04
I turn to my sister, friends...and the internet! Sometimes you just need a second, unbiased opinion!
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0 # Elisabeth Martins 2016-06-30 17:15
I see now it was love, Mum
That made you come whenever I'd call,
Your inexhaustible love, Mum
And I thank you for it all.
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0 # Becky S 2016-06-30 20:22
Google! I know someone out there will have had the same problem as me then I discuss with girlfriends!
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0 # cheryl mckibbin 2016-06-30 20:35
its all trial and error and learn from your mistakes..unles s life threatening/ill ness i would go to a doctor....far too many opinions and know it alls out there!
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0 # Brenda Iera 2016-07-01 10:40
I turn to my mum for parenting support . She is the wisest woman I know and I cant go wrong with that.
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