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.
Ruth McAllister with the Victoria Central Group in BC shares some wonderful stories from her fall Group Garage Sale. Her Group brought in over $3,000!
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.
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?
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!)