I Can Breastfeed My Baby Even if He is Very Fussy or Easy-Going

Before you welcomed your little one into your family you had visions of sitting quietly in a rocking chair blissfully holding your calm, smiling or sleeping baby. But now you are finding that your 3- week old has never smiled and even more distressing, they seem to be either crying or fussing whenever they are awake and not eating. Sometimes … Read More

I Can Breastfeed My Baby on Cue Rather Than on a Schedule

Do babies need to be fed on a schedule? Absolutely not! All babies are different and so are all mothers. Babies feed best when they are hungry. Feeding your baby when they cue to feed, helps mothers maintain a good milk supply and ensures that your baby will be satisfied and gain weight normally. Placing them on a strict schedule … Read More

I Can Breastfeed My Baby During a Growth Spurt

Most babies have several growth spurts during the first 6 months of life. Typically, growth spurts will happen around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. These are times when your baby’s brain and body are developing at a rapid pace! You may notice that your baby is fussier, not sleeping as often and showing feeding … Read More

I Can Include My Partner in the Care of My Baby

Picture this: You awake in the morning, after a sleepless night, where your baby wanted to feed every hour, on the hour. You are tired and have just enough energy to get your baby latched to feed one more time but there are so many things that need to get done. So, what do you do? Sometimes it’s difficult to … Read More

I Can Cope with Advice Given by Those Unsupportive of Breastfeeding

What?? You’re still breastfeeding that baby?  Some women will hear that when their babies are 2 months old or when they are 2 years old.  It can be hard to hear those negative comments from those that are closest to us.  Here are some tips to dealing with those backhanded remarks from the misinformed: o   Let’s educate them!  Inform critics … Read More

I CAN Breastfeed……..

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I CAN Breastfeed My Baby On Cue Rather Than On A Schedule Do babies need to be fed on a schedule? Absolutely not! All babies are different and so are all mothers. Babies feed best when they are hungry. Feeding your baby when he/she cues to feed, helps mothers maintain a good milk supply and ensures that your baby will … Read More

CK Breastfeeding Coalition

The Chatham-Kent Breastfeeding Coalition is made up of a network of organizations and community members. We work together to make sure that families receive up-to-date breastfeeding information in a way that makes sense for them. You can access accurate information early in your pregnancy at the Building Healthy Babies programs throughout Chatham, Wallaceburg, Blenheim or Tilbury. This program meets at … Read More

Chatham-Kent Breastfeeding Coalition

The Chatham-Kent Breastfeeding Coalition is made up of a network of organizations and community members. We work together to make sure that families receive up-to-date breastfeeding information in a way that makes sense for them. You can access accurate information early in your pregnancy at the Building Healthy Babies programs in Chatham, Wallaceburg, Blenheim and Tilbury. This program meets at … Read More

Aunt Nan says, “Breastfeeding will make your boobs sag.”

Breastfeeding doesn’t cause breasts to sag – pregnancy does! During pregnancy, hormones cause the ligaments in the woman’s pelvis to relax to allow it to expand during birth. The same hormones also relax the Cooper’s Ligaments, which attach the breasts to the chest wall. Ask around – you probably know someone who fed their baby formula and complains about having … Read More

Aunt Nan says: “You might not have enough milk to breastfeed.”

Only 2% of mothers are unable to breastfeed for medical reasons.  Breasts make milk on a supply-and-demand basis.  As your baby takes milk, your body tells your breasts to make milk – so you will never run out, no matter what size your breasts are.  If a mother feels she is having problems with her milk supply, she should contact … Read More

Aunt Nan says: “Breastfeeding hurts.”

Some women will experience nipple soreness in the first few days after birth.  Although nipple pain is common, it is not necessarily normal.  It is often a sign of an ineffective latch, which can usually be fixed by trying different breastfeeding positions or consulting with a nurse or lactation consultant.  Both the mother and her newborn are learners together, and … Read More

Aunt Nan says: “Big babies need more than just breastmilk.”

The World Health Organization, UNICEF, Health Canada, and The Canadian Pediatric Society all agree that breastmilk is the only food and drink a baby needs for the first six months of life – no matter what size they are.  Breastmilk contains exactly the right nutrition for your baby – it even changes in composition as your baby grows, in order … Read More