Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

BirthTales

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article showcases a sample of the artwork featured in a Toronto exhibit entitled "BirthTales." Explores a new way of exposing medical students to information on the emotional effects of giving birth, as well as provide the public with a place to celebrate, marvel, or seek comfort in the wonder of birthing. 

 


A natural resource

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Leslie Ayre-Jaschke
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding. Lists the political, medical and journalistic work necessary to support women and make breastfeeding a viable option. 

Is there sex after childbirth?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Theresa Pitman
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores a variety of women's experiences of sex after childbirth. Explores reasons why sexual energy and responsiveness has an ebb and flow within a woman's lifetime, especially during the post partum period. 

Book review - Breasts: A natural and unnatural history

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Compte rendu de livre - Breasts: A natural and unnatural History
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Reviews the book Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams. Breasts examines how our breasts and our environment are intricately related because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue and more easily absorb chemical toxins from the environment than do many other parts of our body.

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Breastfeeding: understanding the motivations and supports for women in Saskatoon and Winnipeg

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
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Roberta Stout
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The result of a study of eighteen mothers and five service providers from Winnipeg and Saskatoon and their perceptions of the motivations, challenges and supports for breastfeeding. Uncovers some of the complexities experienced by breastfeeding mothers including their cultural knowledge and understandings, social environments, local program availability, health professional and family supports, or lack thereof. Includes suggestions from the women and service providers on how to better support mothers who are breastfeeding. 

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Available to download for free from their website

Information sheet on assisting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) through breastfeeding

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English
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This information sheet is based on the 2005 study “From Hurting Touch to Healing Touch: The Infant Feeding Experiences of Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)” by Penny Van Esterik and Karen Wood. The experience of CSA can often impact a woman throughout her life, and may affect infant feeding practices. Many lay and professional women find it rewarding to help other women who want to succeed with breastfeeding and overcome any possible obstacles. There are many invisible obstacles to having a good breastfeeding experience. One of these obstacles may be CSA.

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Available online

Information sheet on infant feeding for women who were sexually abused in childhood

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English
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This information sheet is based on the 2005 study “From Hurting Touch to Healing Touch: The Infant Feeding Experiences of Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)” by Penny Van Esterik and Karen Wood.  It states that for many women, the experience of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has a lifelong impact, and may affect infant feeding practices. Breastfeeding or seeing other women breastfeeding may trigger sudden intense emotional memories of abuse. Sexual abuse in childhood affects every woman differently. The birth of a child, and the breastfeeding experience, has for many women been a negative experience. For other women, it has been a healing experience.

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Available online

From hurting to healing touch : Infant feeding experiences of women survivors of childhood sexual abuse

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
National Network on Environments and Women’s Health
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses a sensitive practice model that lactation consultants and those who offer mother-to-mother support can use in helping women who have faced abuse reconnect with their bodies and heal through breastfeeding.

Telling a new story about risk: gender, breastfeeding and broadening the questions on child survival

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Peggy Van Esterik
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that breasfeeding should not be seen soley as risky behaviour when looking and studying women, HIV transmission and child survival.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Breastfeeding and human lactation

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English
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Paper
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Jan Riordan (ed.)
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Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides the clinical topics and problem-solving guidance that lactation consultants and other women's health professionals need in professional practice.

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ISBN 0763745855
PREG.R56 2004
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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