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3 things you should know about nipple shields

3 things you should know about nipple shields

While serving Toronto and its surroundings, quite often we meet the family already using nipple shields, and, often, having mixed feelings about it. So we, as Lactation Consultants, decided to shed some light on this issue. Photo credit: Oksana...

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Pacifier: to use or not to use?

Pacifier: to use or not to use?

In our everyday work, our clients ask us what do we think about pacifiers almost every single time we visit a new baby. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) I can only give all possible information to the parents and...

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Nipple shape and breastfeeding

Nipple shape and breastfeeding

Did you know that one of the biggest concerns or obstacles to the successful breastfeeding can be the shape of your nipples? You may have heard about a "misfortune" if one is born with flat or inverted nipples. I'll try to bring some positivity and sense to this...

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Newborn Breast Crawl Instinct

Newborn Breast Crawl Instinct

If you are getting ready to greet your new family member and you plan to breastfeed/chestfeed them, you'll probably are aware of the importance of a proper latch. A good latch will let the baby to transfer all the available milk and your nipples will stay sound....

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How to boost your milk supply

How to boost your milk supply

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation when you feel your milk supply has significantly dropped and you need to boost it as much and as soon as possible. The easiest option would be just to breastfeed your baby more often day and night,...

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How to achieve a perfect latch

How to achieve a perfect latch

 The latch is a fundament of your whole breastfeeding, not less! As you cannot build a house on a poor base, so you cannot have a successful breastfeeding having a poor latch. Life is not black and white, so neither the breastfeeding is, so you'll...

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How to feed your baby away from the breast

How to feed your baby away from the breast

Sometimes in your breastfeeding journey you may find yourself wondering how could you (or someone else!) feed your baby away from the breast, because breast is not the option right now as you have to leave a baby for your personal appointment, get away or work, or you...

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How to store your breastmilk

How to store your breastmilk

Almost everyone is willing to have some breastmilk stash in the freezer while breastfeeding a baby for many possible cases, so here are the main guidelines for human breastmilk storage. As you see, you don't need dump your breastmilk if you...

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How to hand express your breastmilk

How to hand express your breastmilk

The Basics of Breast massage and Hand Expression. Video credit: Maya Bolman, IBCLC and Ann Witt, MD, FABM, IBCLC If you need skilled hands on help of professional lactation consultant in Toronto:call or text us at 416-300-5637 shoot us an email...

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Why do my baby and I need bodywork?

Why do my baby and I need bodywork?

In our breastfeeding support work we strongly believe in holistic approach and teamwork. Your baby spends whole nine months in your womb, then goes through delivery and gets in your arms. At the same time you undergo a long journey of transformation both mentally and...

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How to start your breastfeeding out right

How to start your breastfeeding out right

Happy World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2018 everyone! It’s one of our holidays shared with other health care professionals and breastfeeding/chestfeeding parent community. This time around it’s August 1-7 worldwide, although each country chooses its own date, so in...

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What to do if I have a breast pain?

What to do if I have a breast pain?

Life without pain is truly priceless! So let's discuss breast pain. If you have breasts and you are not nursing your baby, and you feel pain in your breast(s) - please see your doctor. However, if you were breastfeeding, but have stopped some time ago (more than few...

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Can I visit Canada’s Wonderland while breastfeeding?

Can I visit Canada’s Wonderland while breastfeeding?

Recently I got a question is it safe to visit Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto or any amusement park while breastfeeding? So I had this question in mind when I visited it yesterday and tried all the most scariest, highest and toughest rides. So here is my 5 cents on the...

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Why would I need Lactation Consultant’s in-home visit?

Why would I need Lactation Consultant’s in-home visit?

Congratulations on your baby! We wish you lots of wonderful moments and as smooth journey into this new parenthood as possible. Here is some check list of questions you can answer and get an idea, are you doing just like you are supposed to (and your family and...

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Tongue-tie and Breastfeeding

Tongue-tie and Breastfeeding

Sometimes the only thing preventing you from successful and painless breastfeeding of your baby is their oral ties or so called tethered oral tissues. We all have those frenulums in our mouths, but sometimes they are too short, or too tight, or anything else thus...

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Breastfeeding by any means – why on earth?

Breastfeeding by any means – why on earth?

Sociologists say: we live on a planet where the educated and the rich are breastfeeding, and the poor and uneducated give formula to their babies. Like a kangaroo History of breastfeeding dates back to the era of pro-mammalian reptiles. Nature set a course - to...

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