Turning Science into Care

To us, caring is natural. It is life giving – and life changing. That’s why caring has always guided everything we do at Medela. As a family company, you could even say it’s in our DNA.
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Our team is passionate about our commitment to Swiss quality and service, because we know that this is how trust is earned. We understand the needs of moms and babies, patients and the professionals who dedicate themselves to their care. And we’ve been caring for moms and babies, patients and healthcare professionals for so long, we’ve turned it into a science.

We realized early on that the first step in caring is understanding. We listen to the needs of breastfeeding mothers, new parents, and healthcare providers, and we bring their voice into everything we do. By advancing research and gaining deep insight of natural behavior, we develop forward-thinking innovation to nurture life for generations. This is why we partner with world-renowned researchers, institutions and clinical organizations as we strive to solve today’s healthcare problems.

By analyzing the lactating breast and infant suckling for example, we developed our 2-Phase Expression® Technology which mimics a baby’s natural nursing rhythm to build and maintain breast milk supply, and we formulated the Symphony PLUS® Breast Pump with Initiation Technology® to activate and increase milk supply. Using 3D anatomic scans from thousands of lactating breasts, we created PersonalFit FLEX™ and PLUS Breast Shields to increase comfort and milk removal. And recognizing the importance of skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby, Medela’s Contact Nipple Shield features a unique cut-out shape, encouraging sensory connection.

Across the different stages of life, Medela’s products go beyond form and function. They heal, nurture health and build bonds. The bond between mother and infant is probably one of the strongest bonds there is. It certainly is of great importance for the healthy development of every child. Let us work together to strengthen it!

From Switzerland into the world


The Swiss company, based in the canton of Zug, was founded in 1961 by Olle Larsson. Today, his son Michael Larsson heads the company as chairman. In recent years, Medela has become one of the leading providers of breastfeeding products and medical vacuum technology. With more than 1.600 employees in 20 subsidiaries worldwide and a distributor network in over 100 countries, Medela serves over 14 million customers.

Michael Larsson, Chairman

Michael Larsson Science of Care

“Through advancing research, observing natural behavior and listening to our customers, we turn science into care nurturing health for generations.”


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