Medela provides superior-quality breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories to nursing mothers around the world. Founded in 1961 in Zug, Switzerland by Olle Larsson, Medela continues to grow under the ownership of the Larsson family today. The Swiss' high standards for both product and production were brought to the United States over 20 years ago. Through the years, Medela's commitment to quality products and supportive programs has made the company the major supplier of breastpumps to health care facilities in the United States.
Medela is the first manufacturer in the United States to develop a workplace program to meet the needs of working mothers. Through the Corporate Lactation Program, businesses support breastfeeding employees and their families by providing breastfeeding counseling and breastpumps in an accessible, private, pleasant location. This program has been instrumental in making American businesses more "nursing-mother-friendly" with programs in major corporate firms.
Medela has championed the cause for breastfeeding for many years. This ongoing commitment will continue to focus on producing the finest quality products, providing supportive programs for nursing mothers and helping to educate people throughout the world on the benefits of breastfeeding babies.
Today the majority of women in North America choose to breastfeed. This choice reflects the support of the breastfeeding network around the world, from lactation consultants, to La Leche League leaders, the Nursing Mothers Council and countless others who have devoted themselves to helping women breastfeed successfully. These dedicated professionals make the difference for new moms, and Medela is honored to work with them and to support them with our products and services.