“Who will occupy the mother’s brain when she decides how to feed her baby? The formula company or La Leche League? Whether it is La Leche League or some other agency protecting, prooting, and supporting breastfeeding, our job as breastfeeding advocates is to make sure we occupy her brain with the breastfeeding message.”
Jen Peddlesden April 2012
Health Canada’s guidelinesfor healthy infant feeding, October, 2012:
“What supports are important for breastfeeding women and their families?
The community at large can further support breastfeeding as the normal way of feeding infants ‘anytime and anywhere’. Community support helps to protect breastfeeding mothers and infants from discrimination and harassment. The right to breastfeed is protected under the Canada Charterof Rights and Freedoms, the provincial and territorial human rights codes, and the United Nations’ Conventionon the Righs of the Child, which Canada ratified in 1991.”
“In 2012, Breastfeeding Action Committee of Edmonton (BACE) declared a goal of making the Capital Region Canada’s first Breastfeeding Friendly City and has issued this breastfeeding friendly policy document for adoption by businesses and public places”: Read it here…
“Women breastfeeding their children in public places often feel uncomfortable doing so, for a variety of reasons. There is evidence that mothers breastfeeding in public have on occasion been treated in disrespectful and even humiliating ways. The places where this seems most likely to happen are restaurants, malls, and especially swimming pools.”
REPORT from the Breastfeeding Action Committee of Edmonton
Breastfeeding At Municipal Pools In Canada. Read more…
APPENDICES from the Breastfeeding Action Committee of Edmonton
Breastfeeding at Municipal Pools in Canada: APPENDICES. Read more…
“Breastfeeding is a Human Right. A newborn baby has only three demands. They are the warmth in the arms of it’s mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.”
“A family affair… getting dad involved”
Ted Greiner is currently Professor of Nutrition at Hanyang
University in Seoul, South Korea. He was trained and worked
in international nutrition or nutrition for low-income countries.
This is a presentation he gave at the First Regional Conference
on Human Lactation, Breastfeeding for Healthier Generations
on November 14, 2007, Dubai.
Fathers are proud of their children and want the best for them Read More…
Baby Friendly Communities may include: (WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Course 3.2)
- Health system, or local health care provision, is designated “Baby-friendly” and actively supports both early and exclusive breastfeeding;
- Access to a referral site with skilled support for early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding is available and community approved;
- Support is provided for age-appropriate, frequent, and responsive complementary feeding with continued breastfeeding;
- Mother-to-mother support system, or similar, is in place; No practices, distributors, shops or services that violate the International Code are present in the community;
- Local government or civil society creates and supports the implementation of change that actively supports mothers and families to succeed with optimal infant feeding practices. Examples of this change could be time-sharing of tasks, granting authority to transport a breastfeeding mother for referral if needed, identification of “breastfeeding advocates or protectors” among community leaders, and breastfeeding supportive workplaces.
UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative funding guidelines.
To preserve the integrity of Baby Friendly there are certain areas from which funds should not be sought. This document will act as a guide for fundraisers wishing to preserve this integrity. This document has been used with permission of Baby Friendly UK. July 2011. Read More…