Much of the discussion about the benefits of breastfeeding focuses on the baby, which is,of course, right and normal but what about the other partner in the breastfeeding relationship?
Take a moment to read our article on breastfeeding benefits (pdf version).
"I remember the way the milk tasted. It had a sweet, satisfying taste, always the perfect temperature and texture. Breastfeeding was this wonderfully perfect thing that was so special because only my mom could provide it for me."
Recovering from birth takes time and in those early days and weeks it can be very helpful to have others around who can provide support while the breastfeeding parent grows in confidence and skill.
La Leche League Canada is a registered charity that provides peer support for pregnant women/parents, new moms/parents and beyond. We are parents like you who have breastfed or chestfed our own children and now volunteer to support others to reach their goals. As volunteer Leaders we are accredited within La Leche League Canada after a detailed training program and have access to current scientific and legal information to help support others.