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This very question has been posed to me many times since my journey as a lactation consultant began. There are many reasons why a mother might need a lactation consultant. A lactation consultant can help problem solve breastfeeding challenges such as; low milk supply, nipple/ breast pain, poor latch, a non latching baby, premature baby’s feeding difficulties, breastfeeding multiples, poor weight gain, colic, as well as induced lactation for adoption. A lactation consultant works closely with the mother and family to identify the problem, and develop a plan that suits the needs and goals of the breastfeeding relationship.  According to Statistics Canada, in 2011- 2012, the majority of women (89%) initiated breastfeeding shortly after birth;… Read More
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I thought I knew it all. I’d be the perfect mom, the ideal wife. I’d have an amazing career.   Before having children of my own, I hadn’t felt the frustration of sleepless nights, agonizing over why my daughter didn’t nap. I hadn’t experienced the pressure to ensure my child hit the “appropriate” milestones. I could sympathize with new moms, but couldn’t empathize until I became a mother.   Then, Sophia was born.   From the moment, I placed my newborn daughter on my chest, her skin touching mine, I knew things would be different. We imprinted on each other. I promised to be the best mom I could be.   As a child and… Read More
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The Oakville Parent is organizing a baby shower for new Moms to be on Jun 10th, 2017 at 10:00am – 12:00pm EDT to be held at our HQ. 790 Redwood Square #16, Oakville, ON L6L 6N3, Canada. Presented by Maison Apothecare, in partnership with The New Mummy Company, we’re welcoming Moms to Be for a special Baby Shower event. Join us as we learn about self-care for Mom, prenatal and postpartum support; introducing you to the various ways in which these two local, Oakville based companies can help and support you and your growing family. Presenters will include: Maison Apothecare Founder & Chief Formulator Natacha Rey The New Mummy Company Founder & President Maria Robertson… Read More
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FAQ about Infant CPR

Posted by | Jun 28 | 2016
What is CPR? Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving skill that can help keep a person who suffers cardiac arrest alive until advanced medical help arrives.  The administration of effective chest compression helps to circulate blood to the heart and vital organs, especially the brain. CPR can be given to seniors, adults, children as well as infants. What is an AED? The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device which is used to shock a person’s heart back to a ‘normal’ rhythm.  The use and availability of AED’s have become commonplace and they are highly effective when readily available.  For an adult, it is a priority to use an AED on the person within the… Read More
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