Medela Cares

Medela Cares is a continuation of the company's long history of caring for moms, babies, communities and our environment. These programs are an authentic, integrated expression of Medela's Destiny Statement supported through corporate social responsibility with mission-aligned partners.
IIn 2018, Medela Cares donated more than $250,000 in product to nonprofit partners. Through this ongoing work, Medela Cares has provided breastfeeding support to more than 135 nonprofit organizations across the United States, giving more than $1,000,000 since beginning in 2015.

Ronald McDonald House Charities®
With nearly 40% of the families served by RMHC® caring for babies in the NICU, Medela works with local Houses to support those mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies. In an effort to provide greater ease and comfort to RMHC families, while reducing the stress of having a baby in the NICU, Medela provides moms with the same high-quality equipment they use at the hospital for their stay at a Ronald McDonald House® and give families caring for a baby in the NICU one less thing to worry about.

To date, Medela has provided more than 200 hospital-grade, multi-user breast pumps to Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. 

March of Dimes® March for Babies®

In the U.S., Medela believes in the March of Dimes mission to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies. 


Medela employees annually participate in the March for Babies walks, and participating in fundraising efforts to benefit March of Dimes’ research to find the unknown causes of premature birth and birth defects. Since 2004, Medela has raised more than $200,000 for the March for Babies program.






To support new mothers on their breastfeeding journey, Medela has partnered with GOOD+ Foundation and Nurse Family Partnership to provide support for at-risk expectant and new mothers with a focus on providing support and building necessary skills for successfully staying in the workforce as a new mother.


Medela has provided breast pumps and bilingual breastfeeding education to benefit low-income mothers and children across the country to help them prepare for a new baby. Since 2010, Medela and its sister brands have support GOOD+ Foundation with financial and product donations totaling nearly $3.4 million. This total amount includes more than 2,000 breast pumps given to new breastfeeding mothers.






A fundamental part of Medela’s commitment to the environment includes participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WasteWise program, the country’s first national voluntary solid waste reduction program. WasteWise encourages organizations to reduce municipal solid waste through prevention, recycling, and buying or manufacturing recycled options.  As a member since 2009, Medela has established new waste prevention activities, as well as expanded and improved upon current recycling efforts. 

As part of our commitment to the environment, Medela Recycles launched in 2015 to provide moms with an easy and environmentally-friendly solution to properly dispose of their breast pump. This program has successfully recycled more than 29,000 breast pumps! Learn more about Medela Recycles

More information coming soon! In the mean time, check out Medela’s online breastfeeding resources. 


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Learn about Medela's global initiatives supporting breastfeeding success around the world


Ronald McDonald House Charities, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile are all registered trademarks of McDonald's Corporation or its affiliates and are used with permission.
March of Dimes is a registered trademark of the March of Dimes Foundation. March for Babies is a registered trademark fo the March of Dimes Foundation.