I have often heard the definition of weaning as ‘to be satisfied’ and in my experience I think this is true. With my first baby, Matthew, I was an exhausted new mother trying desperately to do everything right. He had latching trouble that even experts struggled to identify, and because of my split bleeding nipples, he spent a week drinking expressed milk.

Reading Media Reports and Studies About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding research and articles appear in various forms of media on a regular basis. Sometimes they are reporting on the results of studies and sometimes they are opinion pieces. Whether the reports come from social media, blogs, print media, radio or television reporting, it's important as a reader to have a baseline against which to measure the validity of the reporting or opinion.

Thursday's Tip: Camping tips for the Breastfeeding family

Camping is a summer ritual for many Canadian families and one that you don’t necessarily want to stop just because you have added a baby or toddler to your life. Breastfeeding makes getting away into the outdoors much easier when you have little ones because you don’t have to bring any extra gear specifically for feeding a younger baby. For older babies and toddlers breastfeeding can help keep life “normal” in a situation that is very different from home.

Here are some tips from families who have camped with little folk.

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