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On Guilt


Just a few weeks ago a new study confirmed that the benefits of breastfeeding have been overstated. After reviewing decades of research, the researchers say that previous claims to better outcomes and other advantages of breastfeeding over bottle-feeding are not true. Studies up until now, they say, have failed to capture other contextual factors leading… Read More »

Best places to breastfeed: here in 1937, nursing during a STFU Meeting was totally cool.

10 Best Places to Breastfeed in Toronto


As one does, I have breastfed a baby 30,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, during the Santa Claus Parade, in the middle of a dinner party and during someone else’s wedding vows. I’m not an exhibitionist; I just like to feed my son when he is hungry. Before he was born my breasts were ‘indoor use’ only.… Read More »

breastfeeding as ninja meditation: they love to hang on

Breastfeeding as Ninja Meditation


I expected to have some trouble learning to breastfeed because I’d read all these horrors stories about the dreaded latch and nipples falling off and babies who were born to drink formula and I felt lucky when we overcame any tiny troubles without incident. Breastfeeding for me has mostly been a joy because it is… Read More »

casual breastfeeding in children's picture books: Everywhere Babies

Breastfeeding in Pictures


Every week is Breastfeeding Week at my house, which is my best excuse for being a few days late with this post specially designed to coincide with World Breastfeeding Week (which ended last Sunday). But let the festivities continue by picking one of these great picture books that celebrate and normalize the image of nursing mothers.… Read More »

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The Longest Shortest Time


Three years ago Hillary Frank found herself somewhere she hadn’t planned on being. She had just given birth to a beloved baby daughter but due to complications during labour she could not walk, stand or take care of her little girl the way she had imagined she would. It’s the rub of parenthood:  the unexpected sorrows… Read More »

Breastfeeding Poet Slams Critics


Sometimes one person appears out of the ether who says exactly what most of us – the ones with hearts and brains – were already thinking. In the case of breastfeeding in public, that person is Hollie McNish. This video is what all of the fuss is about. I will give you my reaction to… Read More »

Breastfeeding Arrests, Newspapers Vs iPhones, and the Internet is Changing Kid’s Concept of Manners


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Prefer to read the news on your iPhone? One writer explains that your kid may not register seeing you on your smart phone as doing something constructive, but they’ll probably notice if you read the paper. 2. Is the internet ruining kids manners? Or is it changing our concept of… Read More »

Extended Breastfeeding is a Reality, Not a Reality Show


Why we don’t need a reality show about extended breastfeeding In the latest installment of the North American obsession with breastfeeding, The New York Post revealed that there’s a new reality television series in the pipes devoted to the world of extended breastfeeding. Los Angeles production company Collins Avenue is currently developing an entire series about… Read More »

Stylish Baby Monitors, The End of TomKat, and Breastfeeding Solidarity For the Modern Mom


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. It’s official – Tom and Katie have called it quits.  Co-parenting with Scientology in the mix? That’s a whole new level of wackiness. “She seems to have been raised in Scientology up to this age, so if the judge comes in and gives custody to Katie Holmes, she… Read More »

Toxic Public Pools, Breastfeeding Rock Stars, and Anti-American Sentiments in Schools


What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Last week, Pink tweeted a picture of herself breastfeeding her daughter Willow Sage, and voiced her thoughts on the illustrious TIME cover. “It’s time we support what’s healthy, breastfeeding, instead of judge it.” 2. Kids as young as 10 are involved in sexting.  According to Kids Helpline, almost 500 young people… Read More »

Breastfeeding and Dating Don’t Mix


Precious Chong blogs about co-parenting alongside her ex and his new fiancee Looking back, one of the things that scared me the most about leaving my marriage was the thought of dating again. I had a baby. I was pushing 40. I was still breastfeeding. Call me crazy, but dating and breastfeeding just don’t really… Read More »

A Transgender Dad Looks Back on One Year of Breastfeeding His Baby


Trevor is a Milk Junkie and a transgender man with a husband and a baby Yup, my little guy turned one last week. It seems like just yesterday that I was struggling to latch him on for the first time. He was tired from a long labour and I was inexperienced and so very unsure… Read More »


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