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Wider array of parental benefits still leave out too many

It’s good news that Canada’s parental leave policies are finally becoming more family-friendly. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a flexible parental leave of up to 18 months (including 15 weeks of maternity leave) is all about offering parents more choice … Continue reading

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Exciting Partnerships

I am so proud of how these postcards turned out! I am also proud and impressed by the support we are getting from our health region for this project. We have been partnering with Public Health throughout the development of … Continue reading

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The Highs and Lows of a Breastfeeding Journey

We have another guest blog by a local mama who shares her journey in the hopes of helping others. She writes: “When I started my blog, it was because I wanted to document and remember my parenting journey. I figured … Continue reading

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The good fight

Today’s entry comes from a local mom who has been kind enough to share her story of breastfeeding struggles, triumphs and comfort in knowing she is not alone: I was going to have the perfect baby. He (actually in my … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding and Work – I made it work!

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated internationally from August 1-7th (luck Canadians get to celebrate twice as we celebrate Canadian World Breastfeeding Week in October!). This year’s theme is Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work! “Whether a woman is working in the … Continue reading

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Now Easier to Win!

We are so excited to give away a gift certificate for one of our champion businesses! We have heard from some moms, though, that found it hard to take pictures while out with baby, or who forget to enter while … Continue reading

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First Time Mom Breastfeeding in Public

What it means to have breastfeeding protected spaces: A first time mom’s perspective  If you would have asked me 4 months ago, before my son was born, if I would breastfeed in public I would have said absolutely not. In … Continue reading

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Enter to Win!

We want to give away some prizes and see your pictures!  All you have to do is go to any of the locations who have signed our pledge (check back often since the list of participating businesses will keep growing) … Continue reading

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Celebrating Midwives and Midwifery Care for the Breastfeeding Mother

May 5th is International Day of the Midwife.  There are a growing number of midwives in Canada.  Canadian midwifery is exercised in some provinces with independent practitioners and in other provinces and territories with midwives as employees of the local … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Protection Pledge

I am very excited to be announcing this project! It has been months of hard work: meetings, emails, stepping forward, stumbling backward and then huge leaps forward! I am so incredibly proud to be a part of this talented and … Continue reading

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