Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid: What, Why, and When

Prenatal vitamins. I feel like I had one million questions about them pre-pregnancy and in first trimester. What are they? Why are they recommended? What are the differences between available brands? When do I stop and start taking them? If I don’t take one or I forget to take one, what will happen? They make…

Read More

Do Lactation Supplements Really Work?

If you’re a breastfeeding mother (or even if you’re not), you’ve probably either heard, seen, or used a lactation supplement or aid of some sort. Some examples include: lactation cookies, drinks such as teas, herbal supplements and more. But can all these things really help boost milk supply? And are they safe? Lets take a…

Read More

How Much Breastfeeding Has Cost Me: An Honest Account (And No, I Didn’t Have Laser Therapy)

There has been a viral Tiktok video going around of a girl comparing the cost of breastfeeding vs formula feeding. Why do we feel the need to constantly compare the way we feed our babies? Breastfeeding vs formula feeding is a (frankly, stupid and pointless) debate I see constantly online. It’s not a competition –…

Read More

The End of the Mythbusting Breastfeeding Series

Before I finish up this series, I just wanted to point out to those of you who don’t know: Black Breastfeeding Week happens at the end of this month (Aug 25-31) and Native Breastfeeding Week is happening right now (Aug 9-15)- since this is my last post in this series (see Part 1, Part 2,…

Read More

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek is over… But This Series Isn’t! More Breastfeeding Myths Explored (Part 3)

I know, I know. The week is over – but apparently it’s also National Breastfeeding Month?! So I have another post to cover a few more questions and myths… (and guess what – there will be a part 4!) Click for Part 1 and Part 2. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only.…

Read More

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek, Breastfeeding Myths and Questions – “Do” and “Do Not”

You can find Part 1 of this blog series here. This post will cover many of the “do” or “do not” topics – drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, what to eat, and medication safety! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute to…

Read More

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: A Look at Common Breastfeeding Myths and Questions (Part 1)

In honour of #WorldBreastfeedingWeek this year, I have been trying to share resources on my Twitter in support of breastfeeding – Maggie and I will be at 7 months of breastfeeding the day after breastfeeding week ends! A very exciting milestone for us. I thought that busting some breastfeeding related myths & curating the answers…

Read More

My Postpartum Experience and Favourite Postpartum Purchases!

Since my Birth Story vlog was so popular, I had some requests for a video about my postpartum experience. You ask and you shall receive! Please find the video below. I have also linked several items I discussed in the video in this post and a few I didn’t get a chance to mention that…

Read More

Breaking Down the WHO Breastfeeding Thread

A recent Twitter thread by the World Health Organization (WHO) has sparked quite a bit of discussion online. This series of postings is not the first time that the WHO has made statements promoting breastfeeding as the “best” (which if you’ve read my previous blog post, you know is not a statement I like or…

Read More

I’m FED Up: Stop Judging How Others Feed Their Baby

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding. This seems to be an endless and ongoing debate on the internet among moms. Every time it seems to die down, it starts up again. It is like a revolving door in how-other-people-feed-their-baby-is-none-of-your-business purgatory. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used…

Read More