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Welcome to La Leche League Canada's blog.

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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Most recent bLLLog post:

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!

"I sold a hernia truss and a Viking costume to 3 slightly drunken men going to a stag... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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.

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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;  

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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... Read more

I am exhausted. My baby is sick. Fevered, fussy, can't put her down--nursing, nursing, nursing. She is sleeping in my arms, her hair matted to her forehead with perspiration--every once in a while she whimpers softly. Poor baby, poor me. I... Read more

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