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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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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

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

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

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