By Ann B Faust, BA(Hons), IBCLC

Eleanor nursing her dolly (age 4)


Years ago when we lived in much closer communities, we grew-up seeing our mothers, aunties, and neighbors raising-up their babies on their arms. This was part of our earliest training in breastfeeding.

However, with the times our daily living has changed, and we became more isolated. Although there may be advantages to living in smaller communities there are certainly some negative social effects, too. Breastfeeding, or the lack of it, is one of these modern-socialization issues.  Seeing happily nursing babies in our homes, in our extended families or around our neighborhoods is not one of our day-to-day norm anymore.

We are growing-up not knowing: how and how much the new baby breastfeeds, or what is the normal infant behaviour.* So does this mean we have to give-up breastfeeding or move to communes? 


Surely not!


Here comes your friendly Lactation Consultant to the stage.

 How to Choose a Lactation Consultant



Please remember that certain situations can be resolved much more quickly and easily if they are addressed by a Certified Lactation Consultant as early as possible.


This will save you time, money and more importantly a lot of pain and heartache


Some of the issues you may like to discuss with your Lactation Consultant if your breastfeeding relationship needs a helping hand


Maternal Breastfeeding Concerns


Baby-Related Breastfeeding Questions


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 Last updated on 02/12/2011