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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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As we celebrate Canada Day it is fun to know that the most iconic Canadian animal also breastfeeds its young.

Beavers are mammals. The adult females give birth to one litter of 1-6 kits each spring. The mother feeds her babies milk when... Read more

Recently there seems to have been a rise in the number of stories shared through social media about mothers who are told they should cover up or leave a public location because of breastfeeding. Hopefully this increase is more a factor of mothers... Read more

This is the week when the focus is on Dad. In many breastfeeding families dad plays a huge role in helping breastfeeding get off to a good start and supporting the breastfeeding parent. To find out more about... Read more

Fasting (abstaining from food or fluids or both for a period of time) is an idea that goes far back in history and is a part of the practice of many current day religions. Different faith groups have different rules about fasting and who is... Read more

What is skin-to-skin contact? Skin-to-skin, also called Kangaroo Care or Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), is holding a baby bare chest to bare chest. It helps newborns adjust to being outside the womb. It is ideally done immediately... Read more

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) isn’t a topic any new parent wants to think about. If you are breastfeeding you are taking a positive step to reduce the risk of SIDs for your baby. Studies... Read more

Many breastfeeding parents of newborns find themselves battling little hands that seemed determined to go in the mouth just as they try to get baby to latch. Why is baby doing this?

It is not to drive you crazy although it might feel that... Read more

Outbreaks of gastroenteritis are not uncommon in situations where large numbers of people are living or interacting in close proximity. They happen regularly in senior’s care centers (particularly in the winter), children’s day cares, emergency... Read more

1: Limit visitors: Everyone is excited by a new baby and wants to drop by. Having extra people in your space can be exhausting for you as a new mother even if you don’t change out of your pyjamas or produce food and drink for... Read more

There are times when, due to individual circumstance, parents are unable to breastfeed or feel that it is really not what they want to do even if things are objectively going well. When our breastfeeding hopes, or intentions don’t come to... 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