• Need Breastfeeding Support?

    Posted by: Janine

    Check out the following Facebook Support Groups: Breastfeeding Mom’s in NL Breastfeeding Moms in NL welcomes breastfeeding mothers (and supporters) living in Newfoundland and Labrador. They aim to provide mother-to-mother support so that moms are better able to reach their breastfeeding goals. The group is administered by accredited peer breastfeeding supporters and other experienced nursing moms. Since they began in 2011, the group has grown from 70 members to well over 800 members. Visit Page Tongue Tied NL - Awareness, Education, and Support Tongue Tied NL is for parents of tongue tied children, adults, and health care providers. The purpose is to create awareness that tongue tie and lip tie are problems that have a significant impact on health and well-being, to help educate those who are looking for information, and to support those who are in need. Visit Page Newfoundland Baby-led Solids (Weaning) Baby-led weaning is a way of introducing solid foods that allows babies to feed themselves - there’s no spoon feeding and no purées. The baby sits with the family at mealtimes and joins in when she is ready, feeding herself first with her fingers and later with cutlery. Visit Page Natural Parenting Network Newfoundland and Labrador “Natural parenting” is based on a desire to live and parent responsively and consciously. While no two families who practice natural parenting may define it the same way, there are several principles that are widely agreed to be part of this lifestyle. Visit Page Parents Helping Parents with Everyday Questions About Parenting - NL Parenting can be tiring, frustrating, and it can test the patience, intelligence, and mettle of the hardiest of people. This group provides a place where parents can post everyday questions or tips regarding parenting. Visit Page Newfoundland Cloth Diapering Mamas and Papas Providing support and information for those parents in the province who choose to use cloth diapers for their baby. Visit Page Newfoundland Babywearers This group is open to all Newfoundlander parents (and caregivers) who wear their children in any kind of carrier for the purpose of getting tips, troubleshooting advice and support from experienced wearers. Visit Page Read More...

  • I support you... all of you

    Posted by: Andreae Callanan

    I've had people describe me as “pro-breastfeeding” before, and of course I am, but that doesn't mean I'm anti-everything else. If I'm pro-sandwich, does that mean I'm anti-soup? Of course not. Read More...

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Breastfeeding Anytime, Anywhere

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Breastfeeding mothers need to be supported to breastfeed their babies anytime, anywhere. Some women are comfortable breastfeeding in public and others feel more at ease having a quiet spot to breastfeed with more privacy. This may be especially important for a new mother and baby learning to breastfeed. In communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador where breastfeeding has not been the cultural norm for many years, we need to see more mothers out and about breastfeeding. Making breastfeeding more visible in our communities will help normalize breastfeeding.

Check out the following two news items related to public breastfeeding.

Pam Pardy Ghent: Why don’t more women breastfeed?

PEI’s new initiative to support moms to breastfeed in a warm comfortable spot in public

We would like to hear your stories about this topic. If you have had a positive experience breastfeeding “out and about” in your community, please share with others. Email info@babyfriendlynl.ca

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