Breastfeeding 2023, March

Breast milk: a weapon against germs
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Breast milk: a weapon against germs

When a child is born, his immune system is immature. Few mechanisms are really ready to defend it against all the germs circulating

Weaning
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Weaning

Weaning is not just the transition from breastmilk to bottle, but a stage in life when your baby enters into transition emotionally and in his routine of life

Breastfeeding and its impact on sexuality
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Breastfeeding and its impact on sexuality

A growing proportion of mothers are breastfeeding their babies today. The virtues of breastfeeding are well known, but little is said about the impact it can have on sexuality

Breastfeeding twins
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Breastfeeding twins

You have just been told that you will be the proud mother of twins and now your desire to breastfeed has gone up in smoke? Rest assured: it is entirely possible to breastfeed twins

First edition of the virtual breastfeeding fair
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First edition of the virtual breastfeeding fair

As part of World Breastfeeding Week, which will take place from October 5 to 11, 2020, Léo Désilets and Maman pour la vie invite women to attend the virtual event "Breastfeeding without filters" October 9, 2020

Preventive withdrawal for breastfeeding
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Preventive withdrawal for breastfeeding

You are probably familiar with preventive withdrawal for pregnancy, but did you know that there is also preventive withdrawal for breastfeeding? Is this for you? We answer all your questions about this CNESST program

Breastfeeding and Breastmilk Facts
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Breastfeeding and Breastmilk Facts

Here are some breastfeeding facts from 2005. Certainly time changes, but it is always interesting to read old beliefs and ways of doing things

Trend: cooking with breast milk
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Trend: cooking with breast milk

Breast milk is called a complete food. Full of nutrients, antibodies and water, its virtues are well established. Unlike its counterpart, animal milk, it is not found in the grocery store. Still, some moms would use it for cooking

Dear baby, mom wants to share some secrets with you
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Dear baby, mom wants to share some secrets with you

It's past midnight. I stood by your crib, breathing slowly so as not to wake you. Watching your every little move and trying to relax. I tell myself that we are both fine

Alcohol, breastfeeding and the holidays
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Alcohol, breastfeeding and the holidays

More than ever this year we will need this period of indulgence during which we allow ourselves sweets that do good. Once again this year, breastfeeding mothers will wonder if they can "afford" that glass of wine or cocktail at the aperitif.

What to do when you feel your breasts are never full?
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What to do when you feel your breasts are never full?

Breastfeeding is wonderful! First, it's the only way to give your baby a rich and unique blend of immune-supporting nutrients and elements that will provide benefits for the rest of his life

Breastfeeding across time and across borders
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Breastfeeding across time and across borders

If breastfeeding is a natural and pleasant act for some, for others it is painful or impossible. One would be tempted to believe that the recommendations of the WHO are applied everywhere in the world, but yet, this is not the case

Answers to the 3 most frequently asked questions of lactation consultants
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Answers to the 3 most frequently asked questions of lactation consultants

Working with a lactation consultant is definitely the best way to get all the help you need. Because yes, breastfeeding can be learned and it is always possible to refine your technique

Breastfeeding in public, a normal gesture
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Breastfeeding in public, a normal gesture

Breastfeeding fulfills a primary need to feed a child, but many women do not feel comfortable doing so in public places. Normalizing breastfeeding in public and breaking the isolation of mothers is still a social challenge

Breastfeeding in public: it's a right
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Breastfeeding in public: it's a right

On maternity leave, getting out of the house is essential for mental he alth. However, some mothers are still reluctant to do so, fearing having to breastfeed in public. Overview of a natural gesture that makes a lot of talk

Breastfeeding Challenge 2015
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Breastfeeding Challenge 2015

Saturday, October 3 at 11 a.m., hundreds of mothers will breastfeed at the same time! Will you be there?

Opening of the public breast milk bank
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Opening of the public breast milk bank

For the first time in more than 25 years, mothers of premature babies will be able to offer their child pasteurized breast milk, regulated by Héma-Québec

Food for pregnant and breastfeeding women
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Food for pregnant and breastfeeding women

In your belly nestles a little being who already has his own needs to meet in order to grow and develop. The most important factor at this stage is a quality diet

Breastfeeding and Weight Loss
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Breastfeeding and Weight Loss

As pregnancy is synonymous with weight gain, the post-pregnancy period often becomes a long-term race to lose those accumulated pounds. Did you know that breastfeeding facilitates weight loss in the mother? When you breastfeed, you need to take in about 500 more calories a day, but your body burns 940 calories for every liter of milk it makes.

Food and lifestyle habits while breastfeeding
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Food and lifestyle habits while breastfeeding

To give quality milk, there is no particular diet to follow during breastfeeding. In general, a woman who eats well will not need vitamin and mineral supplements

Breastfeeding and stress
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Breastfeeding and stress

Did you know that breastfeeding can reduce stress levels in both mother and child?

Temporary shutdown of the Breastmilk Bank
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Temporary shutdown of the Breastmilk Bank

In the spring of 2014, Héma-Québec created a breast milk bank to help very premature babies. After a turbulent year and some technical issues, she's taking a break before coming back strong

What to eat when breastfeeding?
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What to eat when breastfeeding?

By giving your baby the breast, you offer him a unique food perfectly adapted to his needs. But what should you eat while breastfeeding? Here are tips from Extenso

Breastfeeding: benefits for the mother
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Breastfeeding: benefits for the mother

The benefits of breast milk for infants are well known: optimal growth, increased protection against infections, etc. But did you know that breastfeeding is also beneficial for the mother?

Breastfeeding Challenge 2013
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Breastfeeding Challenge 2013

On October 5, 2013, mothers from all over Quebec will experience the Breastfeeding Challenge, which consists of bringing together as many breastfeeding mothers as possible in one place to promote breastfeeding. The Breastfeeding Challenge takes place during World Breastfeeding Week, October 1-7 across North America.

Breastfeeding: more than a warm touch
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Breastfeeding: more than a warm touch

October is World Breastfeeding Week in Quebec. A propitious time to review the facts surrounding this natural and common sense diet

Breast milk and its benefits
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Breast milk and its benefits

There is no longer any doubt that breast milk is the best food for your child, you will not find any equivalent on the market

Some information about breast milk
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Some information about breast milk

Milk begins to be produced in the first months of pregnancy. Called colostrum, this very first milk is thick and very sweet

9 good reasons to breastfeed
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9 good reasons to breastfeed

Are you still hesitating about breastfeeding your baby? Let's take advantage of World Breastfeeding Week to take a look at the main reasons why breastfeeding is so good

How is milk produced?
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How is milk produced?

During childbirth, a hormonal change occurs in women, necessary for the lactiferous process and causes an increase in prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production

Breastfeeding, when everything goes wrong
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Breastfeeding, when everything goes wrong

We talk, we read, we learn about breastfeeding, and the verdict is clear: it's best for mom and her baby. The studies are conclusive, but when it comes to support, there is no one left to help the statistics. When breastfeeding goes wrong, the subject is taboo

The right breastfeeding position
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The right breastfeeding position

Baby is here! Since his arrival, your life is very different and you get to know him, take care of him, comfort him, breastfeed him… Breastfeeding is a way of communicating with baby

Breastfeeding difficulty… have you considered consulting an osteopath?
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Breastfeeding difficulty… have you considered consulting an osteopath?

Breastfeeding is the most common form of infant feeding. Thus, in Canada, in 2011-2012, 89% of mothers breastfed their baby, and of this number 26% made it the exclusive mode of feeding during the first six months

Perfect nursing summer dresses
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Perfect nursing summer dresses

During the breastfeeding period, we think carefully about each piece of clothing we buy to ensure that they will be practical when it comes time to feed our baby. Eye-covering neckline, zipper or buttons, several options are available to us

The breast shield, an unknown breastfeeding accessory
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The breast shield, an unknown breastfeeding accessory

The pressure and relentlessness for breastfeeding is often palpable in the hospital after birth, to the point that bottle use has almost become taboo. However, breastfeeding doesn't always happen as naturally as you think

Breastfeeding: 8 answers to your questions
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Breastfeeding: 8 answers to your questions

Breastfeeding is conducive to a thousand and one questions, especially during the first experiences with baby. Mamanpourlavie.com has many articles on the subject and today we propose to answer some questions

Breastfeeding and medication
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Breastfeeding and medication

Some women have to mourn breastfeeding because they take medication. Fortunately, these cases are rare. Explanations and recommendations

Preparing for breastfeeding
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Preparing for breastfeeding

During the first pregnancy, faced with the unknown, the idea that we have of breastfeeding is rather abstract. It's when baby arrives that the pressure mounts

5 things breastfed moms wish they had known
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5 things breastfed moms wish they had known

Some new moms hear that breastfeeding is “the most natural thing in the world”. Others believe breastfeeding is more of a skill than an instinct. Some even worry about whether their experience is “normal”

Breastfeeding pains – part 1
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Breastfeeding pains – part 1

How many of you have ever heard breastfeeding stories that ended in disaster? How many of you believe it is normal to have pain while breastfeeding?