We support fed babies,
Because statistics (and our experience as doulas) show us that mothers who want to breastfeed their babies are struggling.
A recent study done in Canada reveals that while 89% of women start out breastfeeding only 26% of them make it to baby’s 6-month birthday exclusively breastfeeding which is the recommendation of the WHO (World Health Organization), UNICEF, Health Canada, and other infant health organizations globally*.
What is happening between baby’s birth and 6 months?
What most families do not realize is that there is a serious lack of training on up-to-date breastfeeding knowledge among health care professionals.
Some women who turn to their doctors, obstetricians or midwives for advice on breastfeeding at their follow up appointments are walking away with conflicting pieces of information or even worse, feelings of self doubt, guilt and anxiety about their ability to care for their child. A study done in 2007 found that only 39% of nurses and 9% of other healthcare practitioners were given breastfeeding training. *
So, why do we offer a Breastfeeding Basics class?
Our clients, students and their partners became empowered.
As doulas & mothers we speak honestly about the joys and struggles of nourishing your baby with your body and what that means in our society today. Most importantly we let our clients set their own breastfeeding goals. Some women only want to nurse for those first few days so that their baby benefits from colostrum; others want to pump milk or do a combination of breast milk and formula because they are going back to work soon; and there are also women who want to breastfeed their child until that baby weans themselves at 18 months or older.
Whatever a woman wants for herself and her child is what we support.
Association Of Ontario Midwives
Baby's Second Night
Bell Let's Talk Day
Brampton Prenatal Classes
Caesarean Awareness Month
Childbirth Education Class
Doula Vs. Midwife
Eating On A Budget
Fresh 48 Photography
Life With Baby
Life With Pets
Men's Mental Health
Midwifery Care Of Peel & Halton Hills
Midwives Of Headwater Hills
Ministry Of Health
Mom & Baby Yoga
Moms Of Headwater Hills
Music Together Of Orangeville
Natural Family Planning Methods
Pelvic Floor Health
Postpartum Mood Disorder
World Prematurity Day