Writing a Birth Plan

A birth plan ensures that your intentions and expectations on how you envision the birth of your baby is going to be. This will also serve as an avenue for your to discuss different options with your health practitioner and birthing team for a more informed decision.  It is a document which outlines your preferences … Continue reading Writing a Birth Plan

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Moving to Australia, breastfeeding in Guangzhou and Sydney airports

We recently had a 28-hour flight from Toronto to Sydney. Breastfeedingmama.ca will soon move to Breastfeedingmama.com. We took the China Southern airline, which meant our lay-over is in Guangzhou, China. So, here are the breastfeeding learning and tips for this very long-haul flight: Toronto Pearson Airport - only found one in Terminal 1 gate D37. … Continue reading Moving to Australia, breastfeeding in Guangzhou and Sydney airports

What are the risks of NOT breastfeeding to the infant?

The biological norm for infant feeding is breastfeeding. Any substitution can result in significant adverse consequences for both mother and the baby. Human milk is the preferred form of nutrition for most infants. According to a study by Spatz and Lessen (2011), Immune cells, immunoglobulins, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids,  cytokines, nucleotides, hormones, and bioactive … Continue reading What are the risks of NOT breastfeeding to the infant?

Breastfeeding is NOT easy BUT it is attainable and doable – TIPS to prepare you while pregnant

Breastfeeding is a natural thing to do but it does not mean it is easy especially if you are not prepared mentally, physically, and emotionally. That's why it is very important to study about breastfeeding while you are still pregnant rather than when you already have your baby. Will then researching ahead of time make … Continue reading Breastfeeding is NOT easy BUT it is attainable and doable – TIPS to prepare you while pregnant