• How to create a birth plan including breastfeeding and other essentials

    How to Create a Birth Plan, Including Breastfeeding and Other Essentials

    By Medela
    Getting ready for having a baby – especially if this is your first child – gives you so many things to think about.
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  • 5 Ways to Deal with Parenting Stress in a Brand New Way!

    5 Ways to Deal with Parenting Stress in a Brand New Way!

    By Medela
    Even on the most difficult, exhausting days, it is important to see the positive side of parenting and to keep things in perspective.
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  • Breastfeeding is a Family Affair

    Breastfeeding is a Family Affair

    By Medela
    To say that breastfeeding is a family affair is a bit of an oxymoron.
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  • Things Moms Discuss with Other Moms – What’s Really on Their Minds

    Things Moms Discuss with Other Moms – What’s Really on Their Minds

    By Medela
    Mothers try their very best to appear to be in control of their lives.
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  • New Parent? Your Baby Has Prepared a Report Card for You

    New Parent? Your Baby Has Prepared a Report Card for You

    By Medela
    When you’re a new parent, especially a mom, there’s a tendency to be tough on yourself. Moms often compare themselves to others and worry about how they’re doing.
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  • Letter from a Man on Being a Dad

    Letter from a Man on Being a Dad

    By Medela
    Hello my love,

    You have finally gone back to sleep after an hour of breastfeeding, changing, hugging, and soothing our beautiful little baby. I am quite honestly in awe.
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  • Welcome to Motherhood – Adjusting to the Fourth Trimester

    Welcome to Motherhood – Adjusting to the Fourth Trimester

    By Medela
    Pregnancy has three trimesters, but newborn babies are so small and vulnerable that for them, the first few months of life outside the womb are truly a “4th trimester” of pregnancy. For new moms, welcome to the 4th trimester of motherhood!
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  • The Hardest Thing about Being a Mom - Advice from Medela Moms

    The Hardest Thing about Being a Mom - Advice from Medela Moms

    By Medela
    Being a mom is often described as the “toughest job in the world.” It’s a “job” that doesn’t pay you money and that constantly requires you to keep “learning on the job,” with no training manual.
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