Thursday's Tip

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There are as many ways to be a mother as there are mothers and almost as many ways to breastfeed. We hope you will find postings here that resonate with you, inform you or get you thinking. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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**Content Warning: Adoption, Loss, Separation**

 

There was no big celebration when my son was born.  It was a traumatic birth, we both almost died, according to the health care team.  I... Read more

With Remembrance Day fast approaching, I'm reminded of those in the military service who are away from their families. I served in the Coast Guard for 15 years. As a paramilitary member, we could be called into service for Canada if needed.... Read more

A very dear Leche League Leader and friend asked me to share something. Typically, I would decline such invitations, however, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share something that I have been thinking about a lot recently. As is... Read more

 

10 BOOBTACULAR TIPS FOR SCARY BREASTFEEDING TIMES

• Get off to a good start with skin-to-skin care and early, frequent “boob” feedings.

• If it hurts, seek help from La Leche League before the... Read more

This is us right now. Our days our busy; sometimes chaotic, always loud. There are six of us in a... Read more

“Mommy, why are all the pictures of other mommies all white?” This was one of the 1st times my daughter (a vibrant, intelligent, sassy, 4 year old) initiated a conversation about race.  As a Black woman I noticed.  I notice every... Read more

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-... Read more

 

(*Trigger Warning* - description and experience of misscarriage, loss and milk coming in after loss).

 

“It’s too late, Ms. Gauvin... we can only wait now.”

These words will be burned in my memory forever.... Read more

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.  I... Read more

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.  I... Read more

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