Dealing with insecurities while parenting

As a mother, I’ve had to face a couple insecurities- the main one being my voice.  I was born with a TE fistula and tracheal atresia; in simple words my food pipe wasn’t properly connected and my airway was completely blocked!  I had a tube called a tracheostomy inserted into my neck to allow me to breathe at 7 minutes …

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 …

#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 …