The 1st month of breastfeeding my baby gave to me: a warm cuddly baby to hold!
The 2nd month of breastfeeding my baby gave to me: Two nursing bras and a warm cuddly baby to hold!
The 3rd month of breastfeeding my baby gave to me: Three diaper bags, Two nursing bras and a warm cuddly baby to hold!
Happy Canada Day, to those who celebrate!
Here’s a photo of my daughter and I on her first Canada Day, seven years ago today. My husband was away for the week-end celebrating a soon-to-be groom, so we joined my sister and brother-in-law at the Waterloo Regional Museum (now the Ken Seiling Waterloo Regional Museum) for their free Canada Day admission and celebrations.
(*Trigger Warning* - description and experience of misscarriage, loss and milk coming in after loss).
This past Monday, I had oral surgery. I had thought, like most of us do, that I’d be fine and be able to at least keep up with 50-75% of my plate load of things. Wow, was I ever wrong, and instead, I’ve spent most of the week on my couch.
As June marks pride month, it is a very special one to me. I’ll explain why!
As an organization, we support families in their journeys through lactation. In this way, our goals and values are inseparably tied to the rights of all persons to security, health and freedom. La Leche League Canada stands in solidarity with the fight against systemic racism, white supremacy and historical oppression faced by the Black community. We are not immune in Canada and we have a responsibility to speak in solidarity with Black Leaders and families that we work with and provide concrete support however we can.
Black Lives Matter.
Despite what some people may tell you, you can expect your milk supply to stay about the same, when you are feeling stressed. If your baby is acting fussy, and hungry, try nursing more often. Your baby will get more to eat by feeding more often, today and tomorrow, and after that you should be making more milk for each feeding. It's supply and demand! The more milk the baby drinks from you (or you take out with a pump), the more you make. The "making more" usually happens after 48-72 hours.