Many of the lists of “things new parents need to have on hand when baby is born” include a breast pump if you are planning to breast feed. Some parents wonder if having a breast pump is a real need or a niche market that has been created by... Read more
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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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We have long known that babies who are breastfed have a lower risk of getting an infection and that their immune systems develop differently. The biological mechanisms behind these differences are still under investigation by scientists.
A... Read more
In the early days of breastfeeding you are naturally going to spend more time sitting and nursing. It is helpful to create yourself a nursing nest spot (or two) so that everything you might want is within arm’s reach once you get baby latched on... Read more
The 1st month of breastfeeding my baby gave to me: a warm cuddly baby to hold!
The 2nd month of breastfeeding my baby gave to me: Two nursing bras and a warm cuddly baby to hold!
The 3rd... Read more
Somewhere in the six to twelve month range many mothers find their previously totally focused nursing baby has become a wiggler who can’t nurse in public, or if someone else is in the room, or the TV is on, or the cat walks by, or…! What happened... Read more
As the holidays approach many families will be flying with a breastfeeding child. This week we share some tips and tricks from experienced travellers that can help things go more smoothly for you and baby. We also have an update on the... Read more
As Canada prepares to welcome Syrian families, many of whom will have young children or who may have children within the next few years, those who support breastfeeding families formally and informally need to be prepared with resource materials... Read more
When a group of first-time pregnant women talk about breastfeeding and the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Canadian and American Pediatric Societies' recommendation for breastfeeding (exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and... Read more
Women who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or who are considered insulin resistant or “pre-diabetic” can breastfeed and doing so is good for mother and baby. For more about the role of breastfeeding in diabetes prevention for babies and insulin... Read more