Baby Formula

Your Doula Shouldn't Pass Judgement If You Choose To Formula Feed

Meaghan Grant | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Parents
Meaghan Grant

The debate between formula feeding and breastfeeding is not one that is likely to be settled any time soon. For new parents, the decision might be automatic, easy, or devastating. There are no right or wrong reasons why a family might opt to introduce formula to their baby; every family is doing what is best for them.

B.C. Widower Shares Powerful Message To New Moms With Depression

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada British Columbia

He also urged that there be less pressure on moms to breastfeed.

Vancouver Police Seize $100,000 In Stolen Baby Formula

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The operation was called Project Lactose Intolerant.

Breastfeeding Isn't Always Best

Rebecca Beck | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Parents
Rebecca Beck

I believe mothers should do what's best for them. Try to breastfeed if you want, stop if it doesn't work, or even decide not to start at all. In my case, my daughter starved, I was totally overwhelmed, and it was best for everyone that I started her on formula.

This Mom Breastfeeding Uncovered Is Great. But She Got 1 Thing Wrong

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Parents

Breastfeeding is perfectly normal. But so are formula and bottle-feeding.

How I Became Addicted to Pumping Breast Milk

Angie Campanelli | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Parents
Angie Campanelli

Conversations among friends and between strangers fueled my pumping obsession. Every time I thought I was ready to skip a session or wean my son, I felt this peculiar sense of failure. "Not yet..." nagged a little voice. I'd ask other people how their feeding was going and then persist with my own despite my frustration and annoyance. I also made the crucial mistake of reading popular parenting blogs where I'd see talk of only weaning well past the 12-month mark. I feel like I passed the first parenting test and when people converse about infant nourishment, I feel proud stating that I did whatever it took to give him the "best" start.

Is the Paleo Diet Safe for Kids?

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr Dina Kulik

Food trends are constantly changing be it: Paleo, vegan, low fat, low carb, raw and alkaline, there are many options to choose from. Adults may be jumping on the band-wagon, but are these food fads safe for children?

It's Time To Rethink Feeding Support, Info For New Parents

Suzanne Barston | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Suzanne Barston

Breastfeeding should be promoted and supported, but what passes for "support" often leaves parents who either choose not to, or prove unable to, bereft. In this context, is it any wonder that those who "fail" at breastfeeding have double the risk of postnatal depression?

Moms Need Support No Matter How They Choose To Feed Their Babies

Andree Lau | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andree Lau

Some things I remember clearly about the first days after my sons were born. I was zapped, emotional and incredibly vulnerable. So I can't imagine having a document thrust at me that essentially guilt-trips me into swearing that I will breastfeed my newborns or else risk exposing them to "significant illness and disease."

When Cultural Norms Stand in the Way of Breastfeeding

masalamommas | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Living

South Asian culture has long valued the countless benefits of breastfeeding -- for the newborn baby and the new mother -- so why the push for formula on mothers able and willing to breastfeed?

Baby Formula Bottles Found Opened, Sealed With Tape

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Consumers are being warned to inspect containers of an infant formula product after reports that some bottles were found in Ontario with thei...

Breastfeeding Sucks

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

The first two days with my newborn were hell. Those weren't exactly the words I'd expected to come out of my mouth as a first-time mom, but from the moment my new little man laid eyes on my breasts, his reaction was to scream. I had intended to breastfeed, just like I had planned on having my baby sleep through the night at eight-weeks-old. It wasn't about my struggle though, or my sore nipples, or my frustration -- it was about my new best friend in the world, and he was hungry. That was it. That was all that mattered. I got the feeling from these nurses that if I were to feed him formula it would be like pouring a bottle of vodka down his throat.

Germs May Hold the Key to Infant Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Should pregnant women have a natural or caesarean birth and afterwards, should they breastfeed or use formula? The debate has been at a standstill for quite some time yet thanks to a relatively new branch of science, there may be a means to resolve the disquiet.

B.C. Stores Carry Expired Baby Formula

CBC | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Potentially harmful expired baby formula has been found on some Vancouver-area supermarket shelves in violation of federal food safety guidelines, a C...

Baby Formula Ads Disguised as Education Can Be Deadly

Kapil Khatter | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

Baby formula is a big killer in less developed countries, but even where access to health care is good, not breastfeeding increases illness. Yet companies are still allowed to use advertising to convince parents to use their products. Those looking to make a buck from the product have no business "educating" about it.

Parents Warned Of Using 'Simply Thick' Milk Thickener

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Health Canada says parents and caregivers should consult with a health professional before using a thickening product for breast milk or for...

The Benefits Of Breast Milk

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Living

Kids who have been breastfed have always had a long list of health benefits, and now researchers have added one more to the list: Good gut flora growt...