World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day:  November 17 2019

First celebrated in 2011, World Prematurity Day is observed each year to raise awareness about the complex issues faced by premature babies and their families. 

According to Alberta Health, 3590 babies were born preterm in 2016.  As of 2018, Alberta has a higher rate of preterm births than any other province. 

Preemie babies are more vulnerable to infections and illnesses and may spend weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where they are hooked up to intravenous lines and feeding tubes.

Many families find that a breast pump reduces some of their stress during this challenging time.  Both parents, as well as other family members and nursing staff can participate in providing the baby with mother’s breast milk.  This is a great comfort when mom can’t be at baby’s side 24 hours a day. 

Breast milk is easier for baby to digest and it contains protective agents that can help protect baby from certain illnesses and infections. 

Medela has been supporting breast-feeding moms and babies for more than 50 years.  No wonder they are the #1 recommended brand.

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  • Rent a Symphony Breast Pump from One Tiny Suitcase and have it delivered to your home.
  • Get the same great technology you’ve been using in the hospital, at home.
  • Initiate, build and maintain your breast milk supply with this hospital grade breast pump.

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Medela brand breast pump
Medela Symphony Breast Pump

Breastfeeding Calorie Burn

Um, hello? Why didn’t I know this very interesting little fact a few years ago when my twins were born?

Breastfeeding can help burn up to 500 calories per day. That’s the equivalent of running 8km/day.

breastfeeding calorie burn

This seems to be a stat that many celebrity moms are quite familiar with. Beyonce, Courtney Kardashian, even Snooky! These ladies have all spoken about how much easier it was to lose the baby weight by feeding their babies breastmilk.

Busy moms often use the help of a high quality Breastpump so that they can still feed their babies breastmilk, even with a demanding schedule.

We carry a wide range of the highest quality breastpumps available in Canada!