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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; 

Sick Baby

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.

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