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Medela Introduced Free Mobile App that Helps Breastfeeding Moms

Jan 28, 2011
Medela, a well-known company that provides innovative high-quality breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories that are based on the studies by the top breastfeeding specialists, has introduced iBreastfeed, free application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

iBreastfeed is meant to provide new mothers with useful advice about breastfeeding and baby care. The application has many features to improve breastfeeding experience and manage child's care easier.

The Breastfeeding-Friendly Places feature helps moms find a comfortable location for nursing or breast pumping. It uses GPS navigation and Google Maps to find places that are approved and reviewed for this purpose.  New mothers can also share their experience and tell about their favorite places for breastfeeding.

The Breastfeeding Resource Guide gives helpful information about anything that is related to breastfeeding, including breast pumping, breast milk storage and baby care. The mom can find many other helpful tips and information on online breastfeeding resources.

The Baby Activity Log allows mom to upload pictures, breastfeeding sessions, diaper changes, sleep patterns and other important information and track activities of up to six babies at once, which can be especially helpful for caregivers.

Medela has a wide range of breastfeeding products for new mothers, such as breast pumps, cleaning items, breast care products, maternity and nursing clothing.

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Oct 26, 2015 09:42 AM » posted by: Qas
No, regular birth cotrlons pills are NOT okay if you are still breastfeeding. You don't want to take anything that contains estrogen, as it can have a negative effect on your milk supply. The only pill considered safe for breastfeeding moms is known as the mini-pill, which is a progesterone-only pill.It is just as effective as regular birth control if taken correctly, but taken correctly with the mini-pill is a bit more specific than regular ones by that I mean that you have to take it at the same time each day. While you might be able to have a difference of a few hours with a regular pill, the mini-pill should be taken within one hour of the time you took it the day before, otherwise it will not be as effective. Some people have trouble with such a tight schedule, especially while trying to care for a 6-month-old!The mini-pill isn't supposed to affect your milk supply and many women have success with it; however, my mother-in-law is a lactation consultant and she has had clients have an issue with the mini-pill and milk supply in some cases. You may want to talk to your doctor about all of your options, including other hormonal methods such as implants.Just personal opinion, I was completely uncomfortable taking any hormonal method of birth control while breastfeeding. There are so many things that were once considered safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding that we now know are not, so what's to say that the mini-pill won't be next on that list? I figure that if it's in MY body, it could be passed to my baby, and I'd just as soon avoid that. It was a real drag, but my husband and I used condoms for the 14.5 months that our daughter nursed. I figured it was temporary and in her best interest, so it wouldn't kill us to suck it up and use them for a bit. But again, that's just my opinion, you have to figure out what's right for you. Was this answer helpful?


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