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

Breastmilk storage guidelines

Part of the personalized service we provide with our Medela Symphony (hospital grade) breastpump rentals is talking to new moms about how to set up the pump and start using it.

A common question often comes up about how to store freshly expressed breastmilk until you are ready to feed baby. Medela has a great guide to help:

medela breast pumpsSome moms are surprised that breastmilk can be stored in the freezer for up to 12 months. Many of my clients have enough milk stored in their freezers to continue feeding breastmilk long after they have stopped breastfeeding.

The Medela Symphony breastpump is the most efficient double electric breastpump I have seen. If you decide you want to pump, you have to try a Symphony first!