The importance of breastfeeding is now more evident than ever before.
" "Breastfeeding and human milk" are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition. Given the documented short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopment advantages of breastfeeding, infant nutrition should be considered a public health issue and not only a lifestyle choice."
This section contains information regarding the Baby- Friendly Initiative.
"Overall, breastfeeding policy tends to undermine mothers as it encourages breastfeeding within a context of widespread detrimental hospital practices, the intensification of the direct marketing of infant formula, and hostility to public breastfeeding. Even when appropriate practical supports are available (e.g. knowledgeable health care providers and lactation consultants), they suggest that breastfeeding is a difficult task that requires expert intervention."Nathoo, Tasnim, and Ostry, Aleck The One Best Way? Breastfeeding History, Politics, and Policy in Canada 2009 Wilfred Laurier Press
The WHO/UNICEF International Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes aka “the Code” protects all babies. What constitutes a breech of “ the Code” Learn more...
"When we trust the makers of baby formula more than we do our own ability to nourish our babies, we lose a chance to claim an aspect of our power as women. Thinking that baby formula is as good as breast milk is believing that thirty years of technology is superior to three million years of nature's evolution. Countless women have regained trust in their bodies through nursing their children, even if they weren't sure at first that they could do it. It is an act of female power, and I think of it as feminism in its purest form."Christine Northrup
Informative, evidence based handouts complete with references. Available for download and distribution to professionals and consumers.
"Breastfeeding is nature's health plan."Author Unknown
The importance of donor milk for our most vulnerable infants cannot be over estimated. Learn more …..
Breastmilk: the gift that keeps on giving."Author Unknown
Informative and fun videos for all to enjoy!
View the calendar for professional development opportunities and conference dates.