Medela Expands Selection of Breastfeeding Accessories Nationwide
February 27, 2018 - Accessories Aim to Support Breast Milk Feeding and Meet Moms' Needs. New Spray Sanitizer and Storage Bags with Greater Capacity.
McHenry, Ill., February 27, 2018 – Medela LLC today announced that its new Quick Clean™ Breast Pump & Accessory Sanitizer Spray, which sanitizes in seconds – no rinsing or wiping needed; the higher capacity Breast Milk Storage Bags with leak protection; and a suite of updated breast milk feeding accessories are now available through Medela’s online store as well as participating retailers, like Target, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon.
"Each new product meets a unique need or request from moms. Medela is committed to developing new breast pumps and accessories to support moms through every step of their breastfeeding journeys," said Melissa Gonzales, managing director for Medela USA. "We heard from moms that the breast milk feeding experience is beautiful, a precious opportunity to bond and give their babies a healthy start, and that it can also be complex to juggle as a new mom. We listened to their needs and challenges and incorporated that feedback in an effort to make their lives easier and less stressful."
The expanded accessories and updated products include:
- Breast Milk Storage Bags: For moms and their babies, every drop of milk matters. The Medela Breast Milk Storage Bags are hygienically pre-sealed and include double-zipper protection to prevent leaking. Each bag features a large write-on labeling area, holds 6-ounces of liquid and can lay flat and self-stand. A re-sealable transport pouch is also included to keep unused bags organized and clean while storing or traveling. The bags are available in 25 count, $7.99 (MSRP); 50 count, $11.99 (MSRP); and 100 count, $19.99 (MSRP).
- Quick CleanTM Breast Pump & Accessory Sanitizer: Moms are often busy, on the go, and need ways to clean their pump and accessories quickly and easily. Medela unveils a brand new addition to the Quick Clean family of products – the new no-rinse, no-wipe spray eliminates 99.9% of germs and can be used to sanitize in as little as 60 seconds. Containing no harsh chemicals, fumes, bleach, dyes, or alcohol, it can be used on breast pump parts, bottles, nipples, and is also safe in nursery environments. The spray is available for $7.99 (MSRP).
- Contact Nipple Shields with Case: The Medela Contact Nipple Shield is designed to address common issues such as latch-on difficulties, flat or inverted nipples, and sore nipples. Medela Contact Nipple Shields with Case now come with two shields and a convenient storage case to keep the shields clean and safely stored between uses. This product is available in 16mm, 20mm, and 24mm for $10.99 (MSRP).
- Freestyle® Replacement Tubing: Replacement parts play an important role in moms' breast milk feeding journey. Freestyle Tubing is available nationwide for $19.99 (MSRP). Tubing for the Pump In Style® breast pumps is also available nationwide for $19.99 (MSRP).
Founded in 1961, Medela is led by Michael Larsson and concentrates on two business units: "Human Milk," providing research-based breast milk feeding solutions, and "Healthcare," engineering and manufacturing medical vacuum technology solutions. Medela is headquartered in Switzerland and has 18 subsidiaries, distributing its products to more than 100 countries throughout the world. For more information, visit www.Medela.com.
About Medela LLC
Medela's US-based manufacturing and development facility is headquartered in McHenry, Illinois. Every year, more than one million mothers in the U.S. rely on Medela's technology. As the #1 breast pump brand*, Medela provides the best in research-based breast milk feeding products and clinical education to support moms' breast milk feeding journey. The company is fully dedicated to supporting mothers so that they can provide breast milk to their baby for as long as they choose. For more information, visit www.MedelaBreastfeedingUS.com.
*QuintilesIMS ProVoice Survey; Oct-Nov 2017.
Medela wordmark and logo and Freestyle are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Quick Clean is a trademark of Medela.