Breastfeeding


Six Ways to (Safely) Love Your Immune System During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Your best
defense during the time of year when cold bugs are common is prevention. Nutrition
& lifestyle practices that you integrate into your daily or weekly habits
have a significant impact on your immune health.

Here are my top six pregnancy & breastfeeding safe recommendations for loving your immune system:

1. Hand Hygiene to […]


We Started Solids & Baby’s Not Pooping!

Solid food introduction is a very exciting time – for You and for Baby.
It’s also a common time for Mamas to notice a change in Baby’s digestion.
We often expect the change in poop – consistency (thicker!), colour and content (hello tiny food chunks!) – delightful! What we don’t expect […]


Normal Infant Sleep & Nighttime Parenting

Nighttime mothering. I wonder how many Mamas are truly ready for the intensity of it.
I wasn’t. I’d always been a person who needed 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night to feel refreshed and ready for the day. I knew as a new Mama that I’d be sleep deprived […]


Pregnancy Labour Birth Breastfeeding Mothering Intuition

Into The Unknown With Confidence: The wisdom of mothering.

Growing up, I learned about planning – a tool that created structure on the path into the unknown, towards my goals and dreams.
In order to succeed, in order to reach a goal, I must learn everything I can about the steps required to reach it. I must lay out a […]


Summertime Breastfeeding: A hot, sticky affair!

When the weather is hot and humid, breastfeeding can be uncomfortable for mama and baby. 
And, mamas often wonder if breastfeeding is enough to keep baby hydrated.
For little ones under six months, breastmilk contains all the hydration baby needs.  You may find baby wants to nurse more often, for shorter […]


Back to Work & Breastfeeding: Easing the Transition

Your breastfeeding relationship doesn’t need to end as you prepare to return to work. In fact, there are so many benefits to continued breastfeeding, including immune and nutritional support for Baby and being a source of bonding and reconnection for you and Baby, after time apart.
In Nova Scotia and many […]


Sleep Regression: It doesn’t exist.

There. I said it. Sleep regression does not exist.
I hear that term often from moms – in my office, at the mothering support group I facilitate, on social media – and it has never sat well with me.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines regression as “A return to a former or less developed state”.
In all of […]