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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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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
You know breastfeeding provides the nutrition your baby needs. You know that if he wasn’t breastfed he’d have more colds, viruses, infections. But do you know that by breastfeeding you are helping to ward off diseases that could affect him for... Read more
As the weather gets colder cabin fever can start to set in. Mothers with new babies start to think about going out to the mall or other public places to have a change of scenery. Some mothers worry about how they will handle breastfeeding if baby... Read more
Thursday's Tip: World Breastfeeding Week tool kit for businesses wanting to support breastfeeding employees and clients
As we wind up the week of celebrations of World Breastfeeding Week (Oct 1-7 in Canada) LLLC is pleased to share a link to some great tools for businesses who want to increase their knowledge about breastfeeding and to better support breastfeeding... Read more
When new mothers are finding breastfeeding challenging there are often people around them who will suggest “topping up” with a bottle as the solution to any and all breastfeeding issues. When baby is crying and mum is crying and everyone is... Read more
Nothing is more lovely than the luxury of breastfeeding your first baby but finding the same time for the following baby, or babies, can be prove tricky. Whilst you can get used to nursing at the same time as standing in the park and overseeing... Read more
As winter approaches, and “flu season” (October – May) hits, encouragements to get a flu vaccination are everywhere. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or mothering small children may be especially concerned about what they should do. It is... Read more
The Canadian and American Pediatric Associations recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and then the slow introduction of complementary foods while continuing to breastfeed for a year or longer. Exclusive breastfeeding... Read more