Welcome to the world of baby formula – a topic that might seem overwhelming at first glance. If you’re a parent-to-be or someone interested in or needing to formula feed, we’re here to break it down for you. Let’s dive into the facts about baby formula, decode things like the ‘Gold’ and ‘Gentle’ labels, and compare North American and European brands and pricing.
Plan for parental leave – If you are eligible for employment insurance, you may be entitled for up to 78 weeks of parental leave. You can find more details about this program on the CRA website here. Also ensure you determine your employer’s parental leave policy and plan how you will financially manage the time off. You may be eligible for a top up which can supplement your income during this time.
Are you a parent-to-be or already navigating the challenging waters of parenting? If so, we have some exciting news for you! Brood is proud to announce the expansion and relaunch of our online family membership program, offering a wide variety of invaluable resources and support for families.
Postpartum nutrition looks different for everyone, but something you may consider is “am I eating enough?”. During the postpartum period, you have increased nutrient demands due to factors such as tissue repair, hormonal changes, and for some folks nursing.
Meal planning, food prep and cooking. Whether you enjoy these weekly chores or not, we all have to decide what to eat in the week and make the necessary arrangements to feed ourselves. Some of us find peace in the schedule, some of us feel restricted and some just find the whole process stressful!
Let’s be frank about what to expect early postpartum and how it relates to reintroducing movement in our bodies recovering from pregnancy and birth.
Bringing a newborn into the world is an awe-inspiring experience, filled with joy, wonder, and most often, a life changing transition into parenthood (cue a learning curve like no other, and a few other twists and turns). As parents, we eagerly await the arrival of our little ones, preparing for the adventure that lies ahead. But amidst the excitement, there is also a period of adjustment, both for the baby and for us.
Many people are drawn to becoming doulas after experiencing pregnancy, birth, and postpartum as a parent or birthing person themselves. The care they received, or in some cases, the lack of care, can inspire them to be part of the change they want to see. While it’s not necessary to be a parent to be a great caregiver, these experiences can shape a doula’s approach and bring a unique perspective.
Looking for a prenatal class in Vancouver Lower Mainland that isn’t boring, way too long or full of gendered language? Don’t want to spend a whole weekend sitting on terrible plastic chairs, in a cold unfriendly environment? We don’t either so we created a class just for you!
As our friend, LC and doula Allie Mennie says, “A doula is someone who is there for you. The medicine is out of our scope, so we are there as someone supporting you and your partner. We make sure you’re fed and hydrated, you’re remembering to pee, your room/environment is calm and supportive for the birth process
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