Canada Breastfeeding

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...

Your Child Is How Old and You Are Still Breastfeeding?!

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Parents
Dr Dina Kulik

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.

5 Common Breastfeeding Myths Dispelled

Stephanie McDougall | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Parents
Stephanie McDougall

The major problem with negative attitudes toward breastfeeding is simply the lack of exposure to it and not understanding how difficult it truly is. There are quite a few common misunderstandings about breastfeeding and majority of them you can't truly understand unless you've attempted to breastfeed or watched someone close to you attempt to breastfeed

Australian Mom Says Breastfeeding Her Six Year Old Is Normal

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Parents

Australian mom and breastfeeding advocate Maha Al Musa says she will proudly nurse her six-year-old daughter anywhere and anytime she wants. “Sh...

Elle Australia Puts Breastfeeding Model On Cover

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Style

Cover star Nicole Trunfio hopes it will #NormalizeBreastfeeding.

Boobs Are for Feeding Babies

Aneta Alaei | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Parents
Aneta Alaei

A woman's boobs have a primary function, to feed their children. At some point in our lives they become sexualized. I, just like the next person, can appreciate a beautiful set of boobs but I am not being turned on when I see a woman feed her child. Neither are you, your husband or your children.

Stunning Photos Celebrate Extended Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Parents

A Chicago photographer is breaking the stigma of extended breastfeeding by showing the beauty of it in stylish snaps. Ivette Ivens, who is also a ...

Nurses Were Wrong About my Breastfeeding Problem

Stephanie McDougall | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Stephanie McDougall

There's no question breastfeeding has its challenges. From the shape of mom's nipples to the neck rotation of the baby, it all has an impact. But I never knew what would kill our breastfeeding relationship would go undetected for so long, although it was right under my nose. Or rather my baby's nose.

Top 5 Breastfeeding Provinces In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

When women become mothers they have a very important decision to make: will they breastfeed or bottle feed their baby? According to Statistics Canada,...

Why Is Bottle feeding vs. Breastfeeding Still So Polarizing?

Noemi Weis | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Noemi Weis

Women's bodies have not changed, why is it then that there is a whole industry that awaits this baby before he is even born? My objective in creating and producing a film of this nature has been to bring the voices of the women themselves, these are their stories and their struggles.

To All Moms Struggling With Breastfeeding, You're Not Alone

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

This is for the mama who expected breastfeeding to be this magical, beautiful bonding experience, and has ended up crying tears of frustration, of despair, of pain, because it wasn't all of that. You. Are. Not. Alone.

Breastfeeding Mom From B.C. Livid Over Treatment By United Airlines

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Never has anyone made me feel so uncomfortable and ashamed for feeding my baby..."

Why I Wish I Had Breastfed My Kids

Sandra Charron | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

I was one of those women who proudly proclaimed, "I bottle fed my kids and they're all fine." And they are fine. The thing is though, now that I work as a postpartum nurse, a great percentage of my time on the unit is spent teaching and assisting new moms. And I get breastfeeding now. I totally could have rocked this gig. But I didn't because I was too tired.

More Reasons Why Breast Milk Is the Perfect Food for Babies

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

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.

20 Things I Learned About Pregnancy and New Motherhood

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Living
Kathryn Marshall

I usually write about politics, but since I recently became a mom, I have been thinking a lot about all things motherhood, pregnancy and baby-related. Here is a little list of some things I learned about pregnancy and new motherhood.

Dear Josie Cunningham, Please Stop Sharing Your Twisted Views on Breastfeeding

Andrea Traynor | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada Living
Andrea Traynor

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.

The Real Reason a Lot of Mothers Don't Breastfeed

Valerie Latona | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
Valerie Latona

Get yourself a hands-free pumping bra so you can sit and do other things while you're pumping. This was my favourite time to get things done. And, if I had to drive somewhere during the time I was supposed to be pumping, I actually pumped while I drove.

3 Things That Made My Breastfeeding Experience Hell

Sandra Charron | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Interestingly, my breastfeeding experiences have made it such that now, as a postpartum nurse, my practice is centered on emphasizing the things I wish I had known -- things which not only ruined my possible precious memories, but made me wince every time I heard my child's familiar hunger cry.

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

Andree Lau | Posted 10.26.2014 | 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."

B.C. Hospitals' Breastfeeding 'Contract' Upsets New Moms

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Hospitals in B.C.'s Fraser Health region are asking new moms to sign a "feeding plan" that claims babies who aren't breastfed are more likely to get "...

New Fathers Are Eager To Learn About Breastfeeding

Sandra Charron | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Eighteen years ago, fathers offered moral support with breastfeeding through fetching a glass of water for the wife. Now, things are different. This generation of dads is not leaving their partners' side to go home. Dads want to be involved in breastfeeding, and taking care of their partners and babies.

When Cultural Norms Stand in the Way of Breastfeeding

masalamommas | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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?

8 Things You Didn't Expect After Having a Baby

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

Before I delivered by first son I knew basically nothing about post-delivery recovery. I knew a minimal amount from medical school. There would be bleeding and soreness. I didn't need a medical degree to assume that. What to really expect was a mystery. These aren't things that moms and moms-to-be discuss very often, at least not in my social circle.

New Moms Should Know: Breastfeeding Is Hard!

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Tears in my eyes, I looked up from my nursing chair at The Hubster, who had our hungry newborn daughter in his arms. I felt like I was trapped in a cruel science experiment to determine how much nipple pain an exhausted new mother could take in two hour intervals before she cracked. Expectant first-time moms: Breastfeeding is hard.

How Much Vitamin D do We Really Need?

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

The Canadian Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics say babies and children should get at least 400 international units (IU) or vitamin D per day. The vast majority of babies and children do not get close to this.