MedelaMe App for Breast Pumping

Using a Breastpump and need a tool to keep track of feedings?

The MedelaMe is an iPhone app used to keep track of your breastfeeding routine. Developed by Medela it is the perfect compliment to your Symphony (hospital grade) breast pump rental.

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When updating the “minuteMe” feature in the app, you see at one glance your babies feeding times and pumping-sessions, as well as sleeping and crying times. What a great way to track those details when you are tired and sleep deprived.

With this FREE App you can:

  1. Record when and how long you breastfeed your baby
  2. Monitor your baby’s sleeping pattern and behaviour
  3. Snapshots on the go or at home can easily be synchronized with your Facebook page

Get your breastfeeding routine organized with medelaMe now.

You can use the data on your phone to update your doctor or midwife of baby’s progress. Having your phone at your side for feedings will allow you to stay organized and on track.

Our Medela Symphony Breast Pump rentals include FREE delivery right to your door. Just call us when you are ready for delivery and we will bring the breastpump right to you and show you how to use it and maximize your pumping sessions. Edmonton 587-784-0212 Calgary 403-510-2005

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Benefits of Double Pumping vs Single Pumping

The Medela Symphony pump is the most efficient double pump available in my opinion. It is exactly the same unit as the hospitals provide. Powerful, reliable and an excellent resource to establish a good milk supply in the early days.

medela double pumping kit

That being said, it is a DOUBLE electric breastpump. The benefits of DOUBLE pumping (simultaneously pumping both breasts) can include the following:

  • up to 18% higher yield of breastmilk pumped per session
  • higher levels of prolactin the hormone responsible for milk production
  • its twice as fast as Single pumping

Unfortunately, I am seeing more and more moms leaving the hospital with a Single Pumping Kit for the Symphony. Likely a cost saving measure by the hospitals, the single kit means that more moms will struggle with using a breastpump efficiently at home. And on top of that, additional single kits are not available for retail purchase so moms who want to double Pump have to buy a Double Kit.

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Short Maternity leave or shared Parental leave

Many of our customers who rent the MEDELA Symphony breastpump do so because they are going to have a shorter parental leave and want to continue breastpumping when they go back to work.

womansymphony_in_use_querThe MEDELA website recently published a page on ways to make breastpumping while being away from your baby successful. There are lots of good tips for how to get the most out of that new routines.

From personal experience, I know many of those tips work. When my twins were born early and had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks, I had to pump whenever I was away from them and then bring the milk back to the hospital to feed them.

One of the things MEDELA recommends is having a picture or video of your baby on when you are pumping as it has been proven to help stimulate the milk ejection reflex. I definitely found more success pumping when the babies were in the same room than when I was alone without them. A picture or video is the next best thing if you can’t be with them.

MedelaMe iphone App

MedelaMe is an iPhone app used to keep track of your breastfeeding routine. Developed by Medela it is the perfect compliment to your Symphony (hospital grade) breast pump rental.

medelaMe_combined

 

When updating the “minuteMe” feature in the app, you see at one glance your babies feeding times and pumping-sessions, as well as sleeping and crying times. What a great way to track those details when you are tired and sleep deprived.

 

You can use the data on your phone to update your doctor or midwife of baby’s progress.

Get your breastfeeding routine organized with medelaMe. The app is free!

www.OneTinySuitcase.ca

Help With Breastfeeding

Looking for some answers about breastfeeding your new baby?

Manitoba Health has published a great guide to the basics of breastfeeding your new baby. With tips on milk expression, milk storage and even preparing for back to work, this guide covers some of a new mom’s most basic questions.

breastpump for preemies

We believe that every mom needs to make decisions about breastfeeding her baby that suit her and her family. We carry the Medela Symphony breast pump rentals so that new moms have options for feeding their baby breastmilk.

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