Blogs

Breastfeeding in the Chinese Year of the Rat

In celebration of the Chinese New Year (which will be on January 25th) and the Chinese year of the Rat (a breastfeeding species!) we will take a brief look at beliefs around breastfeeding within the Chinese culture and some resources for Chinese speaking families.

Storing Human Milk

Human milk is a fresh, living substance – not just a ready-to-use food.  When you make the effort to provide expressed milk for your baby, if he or she cannot nurse directly, you are ensuring that your baby continues to receive ideal nourishment and protection against many diseases.

Before you begin to express your milk, wash your hands with hot, soapy water and have your storage containers ready.   How you store your milk will affect how well its nutritional and anti-infective qualities are preserved.

The Sounds of Breastfeeding

First time parents are often surprised by the feeding noises that come with breastfeeding a baby. Breastfeeding and parenting books don’t usually mention the sounds, photos are silent and many expectant parents have never spent time with a breastfeed baby. So, what are the sounds of breastfeeding and what do they tell us?

Recognizing our Volunteers

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; 

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society