- 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.
- 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.
Motherisk is a resource that provides research and counseling on reproductive risk or safety of drugs, chemicals and maternal disease in pregnancy
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- “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.
- Alberta Breastfeeding Committee
The Alberta Breastfeeding Committee provides support around breastfeeding issues in and around Alberta.
- 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.
- 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!
- World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been integral in the development and support for breastfeeding and the Baby-Friendly Initiative.
- UNICEF United Kingdom Baby-Friendly Initiative
UNICEF UK has a well developed program that supports the Baby Friendly Initiative in the United Kingdom.
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) has been integral in the development and support for breastfeeding and the Baby-Friendly Initiative.
- Health Canada “Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants”
Health Canada’s infant feeding guidelines for healthy babies.
- Alberta Health Services
Find health services in your community.
Resources for Professionals:
- International Lactation Consultants Association
- International Board of Lactation Consultants Examiners
- Canadian Lactation Consultants Association