Thursday's Tip

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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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The internet is buzzing this week with articles about toxic chemicals in breastmilk following the release of research done by the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health which looked at the... Read more

 The most common questions La Leche League Leaders hear on phone calls, e-mails and at meetings are about milk supply and generally they are about the mother’s perception that she doesn’t have enough milk for her baby(ies). There are a lot... Read more

With the hot weather in the forecast for many parts of the country, we have gone back in our blog archives to bring you some hot weather tips from previous years.

- Breast milk is all your baby needs during the warm summer weather, even on... Read more

New mothers can feel incredible pressure to get back to their pre-pregnancy weight and shape. The natural inclination to wish you could fit into your favourite clothes is exacerbated by all of the magazine photos showing celebrities who have... Read more

Engorgement is the tender, full, larger feeling that many women get in their breasts between day 2 and day 6 after giving birth. Some women describe it as feeling like they have Barbie Doll breasts. The change in size and sensation is caused by... Read more

La Leche League Canada is proud to share our newest information sheet Amazing Milk: Made Exclusively for Babies

This compilation, which shares some of the reasons why breastfeeding is the natural choice for babies, is... Read more

This is a chicken and egg kind of story; did the kind of breastmilk produced by different mammals influence the mothering style they evolved as a species or did the mothering style needed for their situation influence the kind of breastmilk that... Read more

If you have ever cared for someone else’s hungry breastfed baby the thought that things would be easier if only you could nurse the baby has probably crossed your mind. If you are lactating at the time you may have seriously debated the ethics of... Read more

(Editor’s Note: This Tip is written using the words “father” and “man” but the information applies to anyone who is the primary supporter of a breastfeeding parent regardless of gender or relationship to the baby. Please take from this what fits... Read more

Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding babies for humans of every ethnic and cultural background. Canada’s First Nations peoples traditionally breastfed their babies. The period of breastfeeding usually lasted until the mother became... 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