How to Donate Expressed Breastmilk

Donating expressed breastmilk is becoming a more common practice in Canada. The benefits of breastmilk are so valuable that physicians give this to premature and sick babies and they often have less complications associated with being born early. To say I had an oversupply of milk when I had my babies was an understatement. I remember having a 3 week …

When Things Don’t Go as Planned: Giving New Moms the “New Mom” Experience

Our visions of having a new baby are often about going for stroller walks in the sunshine while baby naps, rocking baby to sleep in our arms in the most beautiful chair money can buy, watching for those first smiles, first laughs, first gassy grins. As a nurse who has worked in pediatrics, intensive care and neonatal intensive care for …

How To Increase Your Milk Supply Fast

I had issues with milk supply with both my girls. I know how frustrating and stressful it can be when you are nursing around the clock and your baby is still hungry. I researched relentlessly and tried everything I could to boost my supply. If you are struggling to increase your supply, or you just want a boost so you …

The Importance of Your Birth Story

  As a Mama Coach and Registered Nurse, I have the opportunity to work with women from many different backgrounds and cultures. I have the privilege to be a small part of their journey and I am always excited to learn about new ways I can help and support women. My personal practice has a mandate to always discuss the …

#Fedisbest: A Lactation consultant’s perspective

  Why a Mama’s mental health trumps breastfeeding I walked up the snow covered steps of a quaint bungalow, excited to meet a 2 month old little boy and his mama. I received an email from her a few days prior, and all it said was “I need help with my babe, he’s crying all the time, and can you …

The Solution for Teething

UGHHHHH teething. Every mama wonders and worries about teething and her babe. Babes can’t tell us if it truly is their teeth bothering them, or a host of other potential issues. Children have twenty baby teeth. That’s enough to make a mama cringe. So how do you cope with teething and make your baby comfortable through the process? On average …

Sleeping Babies and Vacations: You CAN have both!

When my first son was 8 weeks old my husband and I decided to set off for a weekend vacation… with our little dude. We thought it would be a relaxing, recharging weekend. Not sure why we thought sleep would come in the hotel and not at home! We packed the entire house, and three trips to the car later …

How to transition your baby from two naps to one

I get many emails from mom’s asking how they’ll know if their baby is ready to go from two naps a day to one. Babies are usually ready for this change around a year of age. I have seen babies go as early as nine months and I’ve also seen babies hang on to two naps a day until well …

How you feed your baby is YOUR choice!

Nursing in public is a hot topic. There are many social media posts about flash mobs of breastfeeding women, or women who have been patronized for nursing uncovered in public. There’s also criticism out there for women who choose to nurse discreetly or feed their babe a bottle. I find this extremely frustrating. There are so many different ways to mother and just …

Breastfeeding MUST haves!

Have you made the decision to breastfeed and are knee deep in information and products that all claim to be vital to your success? Take a deep breath. As an IBCLC Lactation consultant and a mom of two little boys, both of which I breastfed, I am here to help. With my first son, I purchased every gizmo and gadget out …