BREASTFEEDING


img-4915Facebook needs your breastfeeding selfies

(Metro)  I have this secret stash of selfies on my laptop that I wish I could post online except they show too much nipple. Or more nipple than I’m used to showing off to Facebook friends. They’re breastfeeding pics I’ve taken in secret. Read more


breastfeeding.jpg.size.xxlarge.promoToo old to breastfeed?

(Metro) There’s a large faction of people out there who are pretty grossed out by the idea of breastfeeding toddlers. Opinions range from: “It’s weird and makes me uncomfortable” to “it’s tantamount to pedophilia.” The latter opinion veers well into the realm of crazy. The former, well, I used to see the point there. I now know better. Read more


Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 6.34.09 PMTrudeaus’ nursing tweet huge support for moms 

(Metro)  Our prime minister did something really cool this week, and I’m not talking about shirtless photobombs. He tweeted a beautiful pic of his wife nursing their son, Hadrien. The caption read, “Let’s support mothers who breastfeed anytime, anywhere.” He was throwing his support behind World Breastfeeding Week. Read more


breastfeedingWe need to end breastfeeding shaming

(Metro)  I can’t believe I’m actually writing this column because this has been said so many times. But, given the recent breastfeeding-shaming incidents at a Winnipeg mall and on a United Airlines flight, I guess it needs to be said again: Breastfeeding is not gross. Read more


The bittersweet end to breastfeeding (Essay)

1208825_10153177029905381_1024249363_nI remember the first time I put my fresh-from-the-womb newborn on my breast. I was trying to gently coerce my nipple into her tiny mewing mouth and the nurse who was helping me remarked, “Someone’s done this before!” And I laughed because I really didn’t know what I was doing. But maybe, I thought, it’s just like everyone had promised: maybe once baby arrived, these sorts of things really did come naturally. Read more

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