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.
What's it like parenting a large family? "The more children, the more highly-organised you have to be". One mother of six shares her story of parenting her large family. Read more in this week's Supporting Breastfeeding blog here.
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.
Peer Support is important to mothers breastfeeding young children and you can find it at La Leche League! Today's blog explores one mother's parenting journey through breastfeeding her children. Read about it here.
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.