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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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In Canada human milk banks are not for profit organizations. Donor mothers donate their milk for philanthropic reasons and are never paid for their donation. In some cases families may receive payment to cover the costs of shipping and storage... Read more

If you are celebrating St Patrick’s Day, wearing your green shirt with your baby in a green outfit, while you are sitting snuggled up breastfeeding you may wonder whether mothers in Ireland are also breastfeeding.

You may be surprised to... Read more

A galactogogue is not a character from a science fiction movie but what we know about them comes from scientific research. Galactogogues are substances which promote lactation; they can be plant-based or man-made. A galactogogue may be considered... Read more

Articles about breastfeeding books and breastfeeding research appear in the 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... Read more

In celebration of the Chinese New Year (which was on February 8th) and the Chinese year of the Monkey (a breastfeeding species!) we will take a brief look at beliefs around breastfeeding within the Chinese culture and some resources for Chinese... Read more

Babies who are exclusively breastfeeding have a different pattern of sucking than that of babies who are exclusively bottle fed according to a 2010 study. We know that the... Read more

 It is not surprising that breastfeeding, which is hormonally driven, would have an impact on sexuality which is also hormonally driven; however, many new parents aren’t prepared for the effect that having a new baby can have on their desire... Read more

Every couple of months there is an article in a magazine or newspaper, a viral blog post, a book or a YouTube video whose underlying purpose seems to be to create division amongst mothers over the way their babies are feed. This division has been... Read more

Many pregnant women worry about whether their breasts are too small to produce enough breastmilk. Women with larger breasts tend not to worry about their breast size in relation to future milk production. Other people also don’t tend to suggest... Read more

La Leche League Leaders are often asked whether smoking cigarettes impact a mother’s ability to breastfeed. It is not the role of La Leche League to judge a parent’s decision to smoke. We are here to provide fact based information which allows... Read more

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