Canada Breastfeeding

Advice From A Nurse: How To Cope When Your Baby's In The NICU

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Your pregnancy is ticking along, but all of a sudden you find yourself delivering your baby (or babies) early. Having a premature or sick baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, makes for an uncertain time as you and your family face a range of emotions. As an NICU nurse, my role is both holistic and family-centred, ensuring best outcomes for your baby while establishing a trusting partnership with parents and families.

Toronto Mom Said She Was Forced To Breastfeed In Golf Club's Basement

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Parents

Alexandra Shimo said she was made to feel like she was doing something shameful.

Super Mom Pumps Breast Milk In Middle Of Half-Marathon

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 09.17.2016 | Canada Parents

No big deal.

This Brilliant Tattoo Is Empowering Breastfeeding Mamas

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Parents

"Something special to celebrate overcoming struggles with breastfeeding."

Moms Keep It Real With These Breastfeeding Problems

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Parents

Teeth become your worst nightmare.

Justin Trudeau Shares Intimate Photo Of Sophie For Breastfeeding Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Parents

"Happy World Breastfeeding Week!"

Brelfies Show Us Stunning Beauty Of Feeding Our Children

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Parents

Breastfeeding is beautiful.

Skin-To-Skin Contact Can Save A Newborn's Life

Rachel Schrader | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Rachel Schrader

For me and Ellie, who was born at term, kangaroo mother care worked to calm us both down and kick-start our breastfeeding journey. But for moms who don't have access to a hospital, it can take the place of a life-saving incubator. Kangaroo mother care can literally be the difference between life and death for a baby.

Dad Reveals Absurdity Of Asking Breastfeeding Moms To Cover Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Parents

"For people to be ignorant enough to harass a mother trying to have a normal life while breastfeeding a child just infuriates us."

These Are The Signs That It's Time To Stop Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer talks extended breastfeeding.

Yes, I'm A Gay Man Who Breastfeeds. So What?

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Parents
Trevor MacDonald

From the baby's perspective, breastfeeding is breastfeeding. When my son was born, he didn't care that he had a transgender dad, but he sure wanted to nurse! He knew what he needed then, and he still does.

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.