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As Mother's Day approaches, Canadians will be celebrating the people who brought us into this world and nurtured us as we developed. Most of the adulation will be due to social graces, such as care, kindness, and those life lessons that always come in handy. But there are other reasons -- specifically molecular -- making Mom a baby's best ally.
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This is one woman you don’t want to mess with!
"You made me dump out nearly two weeks worth of food for my son."
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"Maybe it's going to make us feel like kids again."
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When it comes to adults, scientists say a mother's milk might be causing more harm than good.
Have you heard this before? Are you a dedicated breast-feeder to a toddler or older child? If so, you are not alone. I see many women in my office each week who continue to breastfeed their toddlers, sometimes while also nursing younger babies. Women who breastfeed "older" children are often stigmatized and looked at as strange.
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Awareness around the benefits of breast milk has grown significantly over the past decade, which has caused a booming business to emerge: the sale of breast milk. But questions regarding the legitimac...
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But Health Canada warns against obtaining breast milk from sources other than authorized milk banks.
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Many methods have come and gone, relegated as nothing more than fads or marketing ploys. But one has stood the test of time and continues to be promoted from the pediatrician all the way to the World Health Organization: breastfeeding.
Well done. Any wayward young girl or new mother who considers you a role model may now elect not to breastfeed her child. All because of your inaccurate, uneducated, misguided and -- truly -- disgusting sentiments about what is one of the most loving, selfless and beautiful relationships a mother can have with her baby.
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The longer moms breastfeed, the smarter their kids. That's the gist of a new U.S. study which explored the relationship between breastfeeding duration and cognitive skills of children later in life. T...
Something as simple and necessary as feeding your child is cause for judgement and snobbery from parents who do it differently. Taking a bottle out in public never failed to bring on the stares of other well-meaning parents who were certain our children weren't getting the best nutrition possible.
This week, a team from The University of Western Australia published a paper that revealed how breast milk is not only a great source of nutrition, but also may help to fight off infections. But while breastfeeding continues to gain scientific backing, this does not mean that it is the only choice.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Strands from baby's first haircut. The first tooth. Tiny footprints sunk into clay. Some parents even tuck away the dried stump of the umbilical cord or the stick pregnancy test as a...
QUEBEC - The Quebec government announced Wednesday it is taking steps to address a "crying need" by setting up its first breast-milk bank.While there are other breast-milk banks in the world, Quebec s...
Women across southwestern Ontario are using social media to connect and then share breast milk. The Facebook group Human Milk 4 Human Babies has more than 1,000 Likes on the website. There also are m...
B.C.’s Fraser Health Authority is calling on new mothers to donate surplus breast milk as part of a pilot project this winter. Fraser Health is using Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge as a satell...
I don't really want to mention the horrifying tragedy of Amanda Todd's story, but I will because teen suicide and cyberbullying has to stop. These difficult issues have taken the mom media by storm lately, prompting discussion on how we can all help -- are legislative changes required or will more basic community changes make a difference
EDMONTON - Audrey Inouye pumps her breast milk at home twice each day, setting some aside for tiny, premature babies in hospitals who aren't able to get it from their own mothers."It's a few minutes o...
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 growth. According to a study by Duke University's Medi...
I am not rattled by women breastfeeding wherever they find convenient. The obstacle is my own self-image as a sexual being -- a gal who has long enjoyed her body for reasons that have nothing to do with babies.