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Milk Banks

If you are looking for information regarding donating to your closest milk bank here is some info. Telephone 416-586-4800 Ext 3053 e-mail  info@milkbankontario.ca Surplus milk can be pumped after nursing your baby at one feed, after several feeds or by using one breast   You may not be taking any medications as this milk will be going to the most fragile babies. Milk banks are run through donations from mothers. They do not charge for the milk but they charge…

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Wishing there was more time to spend one on one with mom’s in the hospital setting to get them on their breastfeeding path ?>

Wishing there was more time to spend one on one with mom’s in the hospital setting to get them on their breastfeeding path

I have spoken to many nurses working with new moms who have felt sad that there is not enough time to spend  coaching and teaching.  Due to the shortages of staffing and business focus, breastfeeding is often neglected in order to accomplish life saving duties.  Take your hats off to the ones who give it their all and have managed to keep this focus.

Have you considered the cost of Formula and what fun things you could spend that money on just by breast feeding ?>

Have you considered the cost of Formula and what fun things you could spend that money on just by breast feeding

18 8 ounce bottles at wallmart is over $50 with tax Costco has 12 8 oz bottles for $12 plus tax At one month the average baby feeds 8 times a day and needs 25 to 35 ounces per day. This works out to about $20 per day on formula.  $140 per week,  Almost $600 a month. Breast milk costs nothing but your time and possibly a pump.   You could buy A KitchenAid Artisan Mixer for this price at…

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Tongue Tie and Frenotomy

Sometimes a baby can’t obtain a deep enough latch because the little piece of skin under the tongue (frenulum) is too short or tight.  This stops baby from being able to move their tongues.  If you are concerned about this you should have a consult with your family Dr. or a Lactation Consultant.  There are several Doctors in York Region who do a procedure called a Frenotomy.  It only takes a few minutes and enables baby to spontaneously correct their…

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Keep baby skin to skin

Keep your baby skin to skin.  When baby smells the food they are more likely to eat.http://www.fitpregnancy.com  Kangaroo Care: 9 Benefits of Skin to Skin Contact

 

 

 

For all those breastfeeding moms in Fort Mac. Breastmilk is always available, easily portable, replenished when used and always the right temperature.