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 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 for dealing with those … Read More

I CAN Breastfeed…

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I Can Breastfeed My Baby Even If He/She Is Jaundiced You should be waking up my sweet baby, it’s time to eat. Why are you so tired and sleepy when feeding? Even your skin and whites of your eyes look yellow. Your baby may have jaundice. Over 50% of babies develop a condition called jaundice in the first couple of … Read More

I CAN Breastfeed….

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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 at 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 … 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

Responsible Consumption and Production

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Being environmentally friendly is something that is highly encouraged in our country and the world. We think more about how our actions, consumption and attitudes can affect our environment more now than ever before. We recycle, we read labels, we care about our wildlife and forests. We are choosing non-disposable products, we try to conserve energy and are making conscious … Read More

Peace and Justice

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As a breastfeeding mother, you have the legal right to breastfeed anytime, anywhere, whether you choose to cover up or not! According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, all women are legally protected from discrimination and harassment because of sex, and that extends into pregnancy and breastfeeding. So, if anyone asks you to “cover up” or move to a more … 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