Online Resources

 

About Breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding Inc.
    Dr. Jack Newman is a Canadian physician that specializes in breastfeeding.  On his website, you can find lots of health information and some great videos.
    [Visit Website]
  • Best Start
    Best Start is Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre. It supports service providers across the province of Ontario working on health promotion initiatives to enhance the health of expectant and new parents, newborns and young children.
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  • Motherisk
    Motherisk is a resource that provides research and counseling on reproductive risk or safety of drugs, chemicals and maternal disease in pregnancy
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  • La Leche League Canada
    LLLC is a national organization whose trained volunteer Leaders provide experienced mother- to-mother breastfeeding support through a variety of programs.  La Leche League was started by a group of women in Illinois in 1956.They felt that experienced breastfeeding mothers could provide the kind of practical, evidence-based help that newer mothers needed. From the beginning, they had a group of medical experts working with them to ensure the accuracy of the information they shared.
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  • Public Health Agency of Canada
    The Public Health Agency of Canada promotes breastfeeding as the normal and equaled way to provide infant nutrition. PHAC has some great resources available such as “Ten Tips for Successful Breastfeeding” and “Ten Great Reasons to Breastfeed.”
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  • INFACT Canada
    INFACT Canada (Infant Feeding Action Coaltion) is a national non-governmental organization that works to protect infant and young child health as well as maternal well-being through the promotion and support of breastfeeding and optimal infant feeding practices.
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Great Videos

  • “Join the Boob-olution!” by Best for Babes Click here
  • “You Won’t Regret It” by Baby-Friendly Newfoundland Click here
  • “What Breasts are For” by Baby-Friendly Newfoundland Click here


National and Provincial Breastfeeding Committees

  • Breastfeeding Committee for Canada
    The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada is the accrediting body for the Baby-Friendly Initiative in Canada.
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  • Alberta Breastfeeding Committee
    The Alberta Breastfeeding Committee provides support around breastfeeding issues in and around Alberta.
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  • BFI Ontario
    BFI Ontario are the provincial authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Initiative in Ontario.  There are 2 Hospitals and 10 Community Health Centres that are Baby-Friendly accredited in Ontario.
    [Visit Website]
  • Baby Friendly Newfoundland
    Baby-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) is the primary forum for protecting, promoting and supporting NL families during pregnancy and in the first years after birth.  They have some great videos. Check them out!
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Health Organizations

  • World Health Organization
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has been integral in the development and support for breastfeeding and the Baby-Friendly Initiative.
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  • UNICEF United Kingdom Baby-Friendly Initiative
    UNICEF UK has a well developed program that supports the Baby Friendly Initiative in the United Kingdom.
    [Visit Website]
  • UNICEF
    UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) has been integral in the development and support for breastfeeding and the Baby-Friendly Initiative.
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  • Health Canada “Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants”
    Health Canada’s infant feeding guidelines for healthy babies.
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  • Alberta Health Services
    Find health services in your community.
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Resources for Professionals:

  • International Lactation Consultants Association
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  • International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners
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