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Research demonstrates that breastfeeding gives babies a healthy start by providing optimal nutrition, boosting their immune systems, and nurturing an emotional bond between mother and baby. The Government of Canada supports breastfeeding to promote better nutrition and overall maternal and
KEVIN RUSHWORTH HIGH RIVER TIMES/POSTMEDIA NETWORK. The High River Hospital is now the first in Alberta to have achieved the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) designation. Pictured above are Anna Tumoth (left), BFI project lead, and Maxine Scringer-Wilkes, a director with the
The Alberta Breastfeeding Committee is delighted to congratulate High River Hospital on being the first facility in Alberta to achieve the Baby-Friendly Initiative designation. Read more…
January 2014 Alberta and Canada are in the middle of flu season and the main flu virus circulating is H1N1, the same flu virus that caused a pandemic in 2009. H1N1 is now one of several seasonal flu bugs circulating
Alberta Breastfeeding Committee launches “Thanks for Breastfeeding” and “You Have The Right To Breastfeed” cards
June 3, 2013 Public attitudes support breastfeeding… but not always in public Alberta’s birth rate is now over 50,000 per year. Health Canada says “breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months, and sustained for up to two years or longer
January 22, 2013 The Alberta Breastfeeding Committee would like to share expert information about breastfeeding and Hepatitis C. “Hepatitis C is transmitted by infected blood, not by human breastmilk,” says the US Centre for Disease Control. The Public Health Agency
Prepared by the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada for the Public Health Agency of Canada. Read More…
Source: Canadian Pediatric Society June 7, 2012 Canada lagging behind other nations on breastfeeding promotion LONDON—The Canadian Paediatric Society is urging provinces and territories to promote breastfeeding by developing strategies to implement the World Health Organization’s Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI).