Initiating Your Milk Supply in Hospital

During pregnancy you are probably planning for all the ‘what ifs’ that come along with childbirth. One of the things our clients often ask us about is breastfeeding right after birth.

For some moms this is very easy. After delivery, baby is put on their chest and nature takes over. For other moms who have complications at birth or whose baby may arrive a little early- this isn’t always possible.

New studies are showing that initiating breastfeeding within the first hour after birth has some great benefits for your supply and breastfeeding success overall. If this isn’t possible with baby, the availability of a Hospital Grade double breastpump is crucial.

Medela breast pumping

Here is a great post about how to protect your supply early on:

Here is a healthcare professionals perspective for moms with some challenges at birth:


Medela Breast Pump Rentals

So, the One Tiny Suitcase website ( is almost complete. My goal is to have a video demo for every product we carry so that our customers feel confident about renting equipment.

When it came to the MEDELA breast pump rentals we carry, a demo video just didn’t seem like a good idea….Breast Pumps are a pretty personal product, a demo could be tricky, you get the picture. What I decided to do instead was answer some of the basic questions new moms have about how to operate the breast pump.

I meet lots of new moms and many have never even seen a Breast Pump before. Well, here goes:

Please keep in mind that our MEDELA breast pump rentals include free delivery in Calgary (403-510-2005) & Edmonton (587-784-0212).  We are open 7 days a week and can usually have a pump to you in 24 hours. Delivered by moms for moms!