A Decade of La Leche League

I wrote this article for Birthing Magazine about my experience with La Leche League as a new and seasoned parent, and how my involvement changed with each baby. It's World Breastfeeding Week, and the timing seems appropriate to share it here as well. Enjoy. I had my first baby August 16, 2000. I was 21 and [...]

By | 2018-08-03T18:33:06+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Breastfeeding, Community|0 Comments

Top 10 Instagram accounts for pregnancy and childbirth

I'll be the first to admit that I love Instagram. I love scrolling for pictures, posting pictures, reposting pictures, and finding like minded people around the world to connect with. The plethora of birth photos and moments available on Instagram is amazing, and the community of birth photographers and doulas on there certainly sets a high standard. [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:49+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Activism, Breastfeeding, Community, Labour and Delivery, Pregnant|0 Comments

Breastfeeding Hell?

There is a belief among many pregnant women that breastfeeding should come easily and naturally, especially if your birth goes according to plan. You should sit, looking all powerful and majestic, and your baby will naturally latch on while you gaze lovingly into their eyes. It will be magical, natural, organic, and generally beautiful... like parenting [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 December 13th, 2015|Breastfeeding|0 Comments

KangarooCare Giveaway

In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, I have an incredibly beautiful breastfeeding/babywearing necklace available for one of my lucky readers. The necklace comes to us all the way from Estonia, and is made of Apple wood and 100% cotton. Wooden beads are naturally antibacterial, and are nice for babies to play with or chew on. "Breastfeeding & [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Breastfeeding, Giveaways|0 Comments

World Breastfeeding Week 2015

Breastfeeding success is not determined entirely on a simple, "yes I'm going to breastfeed", or "no, I don't think I will breastfeed." Certain systems are put in place which can either support and enable breastfeeding, or they can restrict the success greatly. I really think the hyper sexualization of the female breast causes a lot [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Breastfeeding|0 Comments