Initiate. Build. Maintain™

There are three stages in the breast milk production journey. As the stages are clearly interrelated, getting things right from the start will have a substantial impact on long-term milk production success. Initiation is synonomous with "milk coming in." In order to allow mothers to set appropriate expectations, it is important that they are informed of this journey and that mothers are aware that their milk supply will increase during the build stage, during the first month after birth, and then stabilize from 2 to 12 months. With the right tools and the right information, Medela can be a part of helping more moms feed their babies breast milk longer and more effectively. Watch to learn more.


Using the correct breast pump is important for breastfeeding success, and The Right Technology tool can help!


  • Using the best breast pump with the right technology is important for breastfeeding success.
  • Understand when to transition from Initiation Technology™ to 2-Phase Expression® technology, or when to use a personal use pump to Initiate.Build.Maintain™.
  • Breastfeeding is best for mom and baby. Choosing the best breast pump with the right technology for any situation can impact outcomes and achieve beneficial results.
  • Every mom and infant's breastfeeding journey is unique. The Right Technology tool was designed to assist healthcare professionals in helping moms choose which breast pump is best for them.

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