Thanks to Social Media, connecting with other mums easier has never been this easy! To gain an insight into Aussie Mum’s attitudes towards support networks and souring parenting information Medela commissioned a survey with over 4000 respondents.
Unsurprisingly it was revealed that 70% of mums are part of online communities, groups and use Apps.
Medela have developed the MyMedela App to assist with tracking your baby’s key activities, provide breastfeeding tips and helps you get the right products for your nursing needs.
Maraya shares her experience on how Social Media has changed over the years between her pregnancies on Stuff Mums Like:
“my friend added me to our local area’s facebook mums group- and everything changed. Suddenly I was in contact with 2000 mums who knew what it was like trying to settle a crying baby, who were awake at night and desperate to chat during those long night feeds. It had been so long since I’d had a baby that I had forgotten so much but this group of mums willingly answered all my questions and shared advice and anecdotes, so I never felt alone. Even if you haven’t showered or left the house in three days because the baby has gastro, there are still people to talk to, mums that get you and keep you sane.”
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