During the early days after birth, some babies and mothers need time to learn to breastfeed. Your baby might be sleepy and may need some help to feed. You may need to wake your baby to breastfeed; holding your baby skin-to-skin or changing your baby's diaper can help to wake your baby. As you baby… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Watch your baby not the clock
Did you know October 1-7th is breastfeeding week in Canada? Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually to promote the importance of breastfeeding, to encourage breastfeeding and to improve the health of babies. The theme this year is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together. Many families want to breastfeed. Parents want to give their babies the benefits of breastfeeding. For… Continue reading Breastfeeding – Together let’s make it work!
Hand expression takes time to learn but will become easier with practice. It involves no cost, is always available and can be done anytime and anywhere. If your baby is healthy use a clean glass or hard plastic container (BPA free) to collect your expressed breast milk. Clean means to wash in hot soapy water… Continue reading 5 Tips for expressing breast milk
Breastfeeding families often come to our clinics asking for help positioning their baby while breastfeeding. There are many different positions to try. These positions vary depending on many factors including your baby's size, your breast size and shape and if you had a Caesarean birth. Some of these positions are called cross cradle, cradle position,… Continue reading Positions and tips for breastfeeding your baby
Having a good latch will help you make enough breast milk and help your baby to breastfeed well. It will also help prevent pain when breastfeeding. A poor latch can cause sore nipples, a hungry baby and a decreased breast milk supply. Some babies are able to latch on their own and others need some… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Latching Your Baby
Travelling this winter with expressed breast milk? Make it easy with these simple tips. For storing your breast milk: put breast milk in glass or hard plastic (BPA free) containers with air tight lids (for example, small jars and bottles with lids). special breast milk freezer bags can be used. Do not use bottle liner bags… Continue reading Travelling with expressed breast milk?
What is Zika? Zika is a virus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Infection during pregnancy has been linked to a condition called microcephaly, an abnormally small head in newborns caused by disruptions in brain development. This can lead to lifelong developmental problems in the newborn. The overall risk in Canada is very… Continue reading Zika and Breastfeeding
Almost all mothers go through a period when they think they don't have enough breast milk. Sometimes mothers worry about this soon after the birth of their baby. Other times it is after breastfeeding is well established. The good news is that most women have more than enough breast milk to feed their baby. Get off to a… Continue reading Do I have enough breast milk to feed my baby?