Canada Breastfeeding

Pink Nursing Her Son Is Everything That's Right With The World

Linnie von Sky | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Parents
Linnie von Sky

I thank you sincerely for lifting the covers. I could have spent hiding in a fluorescent-lit nursing room, under an uncomfortable boob tent contraption or simply away from conversations and fun that I should be engaged in. Instead, I chose to enjoy this most nurturing of times with my darling girl out in the wild.

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.

What Is Mastitis? The Painful Condition Affecting Some Breastfeeding Moms

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Parents

You might need antibiotics.

Postpartum Depression And Breastfeeding Share An Important Link

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Parents
Nicole Letourneau

Depressed mothers are at very high risk to stop breastfeeding by eight weeks postpartum. But this is because depression often negatively colours mothers' cognitive perceptions which interferes with their ability to accurately interpret their baby's cues.

How Baby Formula Companies Undermine Breastfeeding

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Nicole Letourneau

Promoting a breastfeeding culture should not be seen as an affront to women who, for whatever reason, choose to formula feed their babies. We live in a society where multiple approaches are respected. BFI does not advocate one size fits all, rather it advocates promoting the best evidence so everyone can make the most informed decisions about baby feeding.

How To Make Sure Your Baby Is Getting Enough To Eat

Meaghan Grant | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Parents
Meaghan Grant

Whether you are breast- or bottle-feeding, knowing your baby's cues is an important step in ensuring your baby is getting enough to eat. Feeding on demand in the first weeks and months is an essential part of providing adequate nutrition for growth and development.

Breastfeeding Mom Says Bottle-Feeding Could Have Saved Her Son's Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Parents

"Breast is best, but follow with the bottle."

These Women Aren't Ashamed Of Breastfeeding In Public

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Parents

Cause duh, moms are feeding little humans who can't take care of themselves.

Mom Wants Daycare Worker Charged For Breastfeeding Her Son

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Parents

Shortly after the incident the child was rushed to the hospital.

Secure Attachment As The Ultimate Preventative Health Strategy

Dr. Brenna Velker | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada
Dr. Brenna Velker

In family medicine we have a responsibility, a unique and critical role in helping shape the next generation. We are facing a crisis in primary care, and in medicine, especially in Ontario. Our system is not sustainable, wait times are increasing, patients are sicker but trust their doctors less, physicians are unhappy, burned out, and disenfranchised.

Tess Holliday Hits Back At Breastfeeding Critics At Women's March

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Style

The model breastfeed her seven-month-old son during the march in L.A.

The Real Reason Boobs Shrink After Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Parents

The answer will surprise you.

Moms Take Breastfeeding To A Whole New Level With These Tattoos

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Parents

Gorgeous!

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.

The Pope Is All For Breastfeeding In Sacred Places

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Parents

The 80-year-old once again encouraged mothers to nurse during his service.

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.