The Best Baby Gift

This post was written by a guest blogger, my mom!  I’m honoured to have her attending the birth of my second child (any day now, I’m forty weeks this week!) as both my mother and my doula.  Here she shares her experience as a grandmother, mother, doula and former breastfeeder.   The best gift for … Continue reading “The Best Baby Gift”

My Lactation Life Saver

How a lactation consultant saved my breastfeeding relationship It’s been almost a year and a half since the Sunday afternoon that I met Deb.  Deb is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and was the most influential and supportive person I met on my breastfeeding journey.  I only knew her for two hours, but that was … Continue reading “My Lactation Life Saver”

My Breastfeeding Journey: Cracked nipples and an LC

As I approached 41 weeks in my first pregnancy, I was feeling the pressure from the medical community.  Setting an induction date was brought up at my 40 week appointment and it set my emotions on a roller coaster.  My desire for an unmedicated, minimal intervention birth was feeling under attack. Lots of walking, squatting … Continue reading “My Breastfeeding Journey: Cracked nipples and an LC”

Baby Friendly Hospital, lucky me!

Did you have your baby at a “baby friendly” hospital?  I’m sure we would all love to say, of course!  What kind of hospital isn’t baby friendly?  Unfortunately, too many.  In 1991, UNICEF and the World Health Organization launched the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative to encourage hospitals to be places of breastfeeding support.  Again, one … Continue reading “Baby Friendly Hospital, lucky me!”