April 7- 13, 2019 is National Volunteer Week in Canada. In the past we have showcased and highlighted some of volunteers and the work that we know they do. This year, we are sharing some of the thanks our volunteer Leaders have received from mothers, parents, and families that they have supported over the past year;
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. The theme for 2019 is "leave no one behind" to ensure that people with Down syndrome are not left behind because of prevailing negative attitudes, low expectations, discrimination and exclusion.
Why does celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week in Canada matter?
Taleah Clarke, a La Leche League Leader in Toronto and the mother of three boys ages 5, 2 and 2 months, shares her story;
National Volunteer Week 2018 ran from April 15-April 22: the theme was the "value of volunteering" and we have so very much to celebrate at La Leche League Canada. Here are some of the many Leaders that we celebrated this National Volunteer Week:
As we end another National Volunteer Week recognizing our Leaders, we take a moment to also recognize the difference we make on the environment when encouraging families to continue breastfeeding or chestfeeding.
She shoots. She scores. She breastfeeds! (Well, of course!)
I am exhausted. My baby is sick. Fevered, fussy, can't put her down--nursing, nursing, nursing. She is sleeping in my arms, her hair matted to her forehead with perspiration--every once in a while she whimpers softly. Poor baby, poor me. I shuffle off to the bedroom and look longingly at the cool cotton sheets. It would be so nice to lay down with her there. She'll keep sleeping as long as she's close to me. If I nurse her when she stirs, she'll drift back off to sleep.
Nursing through pregnancy; is it possible?
When a woman finds out she is pregnant and she is already nursing a little one both she and others may question whether nursing during the pregnancy should continue.
Weathering Through the Storm of Parenting in an Interracial Marriage and a Multicultural Environment
Recent news on postpartum depression and breastfeeding pressure has gone viral. Like most moms, I felt emotionally overwhelmed thinking of what that mom had gone through and what her family is going through.
If our breastfeeding hopes or intentions don’t come to fruition, we can struggle with various feelings. One author looks at steps which can help mothers understand the root of their feelings and give them tools to taking steps forward to deal with those feeling so they can love and enjoy their babies. Read more in today's blog here.