Baby Formula

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

Andree Lau | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | Canada Living
masalamommas

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 07.14.2014 | 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...