Canada Breastfeeding

Healthy Ways To Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Bod Back

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Excessive weight loss worries and an overly restrictive diet can cause heath problems for both you and your baby, interfere with maternal-infant bonding and disrupt the supply of breast milk. So, forget the crash diet and consider instead these 10 doctor- and mom-approved tips to getting your body back after baby.

Mom Schools Hater On Why Breast Isn't Always Best

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Parents

This mom isn't holding back.

Working Mom Forced To Trash 15 Litres Of Breast Milk At Airport

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Parents

"You made me dump out nearly two weeks worth of food for my son."

Are Breastfeeding Moms Extraordinary Or Exhibitionists?

Tracy Gillett | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Tracy Gillett

Cracked nipples. Engorged breasts. Improper latches. Mastitis. Bites. Nursing on demand every two hours. Loss of independence. And now, judgmental stares and nasty comments. For most mothers, disapproval, from strangers is the least of our worries. We've given birth. We're enduring a level of sleep deprivation most would consider a form of torture. We're tough. We can handle it. But, why should we?

Does It Make Sense Or Is It Oxymoronic?

Lisa Borden | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

As much as I would love to spend a night in a yurt and eat off my own organic farm (preferably in a tropical location), I'm hardly an eco-hero, most of us aren't, even if we are making better choices and dedicating our time, work and efforts to caring and doing. BUT, there is a big difference between not being perfect, and being downright untruthful.

Judge Tells Breastfeeding Mom To Cover Up Or Get Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Parents

"I wanted to declare that I had the right to do that there, but I was terrified."

Photo Of Breastfeeding Mom In Uniform Is Empowering Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Parents

"This portrait was made to show the power of a working mother, for all mothers, that might be in the firefighting career field."

Café's Breastfeeding Sign Has Won Over Mothers Everywhere

The Huffington Post Canada | Bria John | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents

"There should be more of these places for nursing mothers and their babies. Well done."

Breastfeeding Isn't Always Best

Rebecca Beck | Posted 03.30.2016 | 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.

Why I Choose To Continue Breastfeeding My Toddler

Tracy Gillett | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Tracy Gillett

Nursing a baby in public is hard enough. But nursing a toddler is a whole other ball game. The disapproving stares. The negative comments. You've heard it all, right? You probably don't know many other mothers who breastfeed their babies beyond 6 months. Your friends and family may question you. And tell you it's strange to continue to nurse your toddler. But your little man loves nursing. He's vibrantly healthy. Emotionally secure. And you cherish it. It feels normal. Natural. So what should you do?

Mom Shows Us Just How Freaking Cool Breast Milk Is

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Parents

Our minds are blown.

Tanya Tagaq Has Best Response To Breastfeeding Shamers

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Parents

The Inuk throat singer isn't afraid to speak her mind.

I Bawled When I Breastfed My Child For The Last Time

Lauren Bialystok | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Lauren Bialystok

The last time I breastfed my first child, I bawled. Unbeknownst to my 13-month-old, I was about to disappear for several days, a last-resort measure to terminate a relationship that was marked by inadequate milk supply, sleepless nights, blocked ducts and metabolic chaos. She was frustrated, I was frustrated, I was losing more weight than was healthy and I had a job interview in a week. It was taking a huge toll on everyone. Heaving with sadness and guilt, I finally agreed to go cold-turkey.

Gym Ad Featuring Breastfeeding Model Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Parents

The provocative image has drawn mixed reactions.

Photo Of Ontario Mom Breastfeeding On Santa's Lap Stirs Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Parents

"I just want it to be so normal that it doesn't even need a discussion."

Postpartum Depression And Weaning: What You Need To Know

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 12.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

Lactation mania or mammary mania are medical terms for the onset of bipolar symptoms after the cessation of breastfeeding which, looking back, I clearly had after the abrupt weaning of my seven month old.

We Need To Stop Exaggerating The Benefits Of Breastfeeding

Courtney Jung | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Parents
Courtney Jung

By exaggerating the benefits of breastfeeding, we make it all too easy to cross the line from making a personal decision to breastfeed to the fervent belief that all mothers should breastfeed. If breastfeeding really will protect a baby from everything from diabetes to cancer, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that feeding a baby formula represents some kind of parental failure.

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.

It's Time To Stop Shaming Moms Who Bottle Feed

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Parents

"It doesn't matter why I bottle feed -- I do."

Moms Show Us Just How Beautiful Breastfeeding Is

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Parents

There is a stigma around public breastfeeding that causes mothers to be shamed. However, the act is one of the most natural things in the world. Not o...

How Canada Is Helping Children in the World's Most Fragile Country

World Vision | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

South Sudan has been ranked the most fragile country on earth for the past two years. On a recent trip to remote Warrap State, I witnessed targeted Canadian investments improving the health of moms and babies. There are long-term, sustainable efforts to strengthen the health system taking root in South Sudan that go above and beyond much-needed emergency relief -- and they are paving the way for a better tomorrow.

An Authentic Role Model for Motherhood

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Katie Zeppieri

To all new and expecting mothers Tara encourages you to: "Get connected. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to carry a mother so don't be afraid to reach out to someone walking the same journey. We can walk together because our children need us to be the best mothers that we can possibly be."

Breastfeeding Can Be a Struggle No Matter Where You Live

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 08.01.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

According to the World Health Organization, exclusive breastfeeding is the optimal way of feeding babies for the first six months of their lives. Breast milk is packed with nutrients that a newborn needs to grow strong and healthy, and fight off illness and infection. In regions where water sources are often contaminated and medical clinics are few and far between, nothing beats breastfeeding. Yet women giving birth in one of the world's poorest regions must often overcome immense obstacles to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding Bridal Party Shares Special Bond And Gorgeous Photo

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Parents

This Hamilton, Ont., bride has one of the most unique and special wedding photos ever!

Court Bans Mom From Breastfeeding After She Gets Tattoo

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Parents

A judge banned a 20-year-old Australian mom from breastfeeding her 11-month-old because she got a tattoo four weeks earlier. The issue was first b...