Support for breastfeeding starts with an informed community!

EDUCATION ABOUT BREASTFEEDING

We want to encourage parents and teachers (elementary and secondary) to introduce young people to breastfeeding. This is especially important for students who may not see women breastfeeding in their own families. Women often decide how they’ll feed their children before becoming pregnant. That’s why it’s important to learn about breastfeeding earlier than at prenatal classes.

The business and public sectors also have important roles to play in supporting breastfeeding and breastfeeding mothers. Information for them may also be found here.

Resources about breastfeeding for teachers

Elementary schools

Resources for elementary schools enable teachers to engage younger students in learning activities about breastfeeding.

The following sites contain information for teachers of the early grades:

Roots of Empathy

Secondary schools

Resources for secondary school teachers assist them to educate the parents of tomorrow.  Introducing breastfeeding information at this stage will enable them to make informed decisions later on.

Many organizations, including the Ontario Public Health Association, have developed resources for secondary school educators. Here is a list of websites to choose from:

A Breastfeeding Information and Activity Kit for Secondary School Teachers

A Breastfeeding Education Activity Package for Grades K-12

Sharjah to introduce breastfeeding education in schools

Breastfeeding:An education resource pack for schools

Teenage Parents and Breastfeeding

 

Resources about breastfeeding for businesses, employers and policy-makers

For information about how to support a breastfeeding employee:

Breastfeeding and the Workplace

Breastfeeding is protected in law in Ontario. This link has more information:

Policy on discrimination because of pregnancy and breastfeeding

The following links will help you to welcome breastfeeding mothers to your premises:

Breastfeeding Friendly Business Project.

Breastfeeding Welcome Here graphics

The Business Case for Breastfeeding

Creating a Mother-Friendly Workplace Strategy

Ten Steps to a Lactation-Friendly Workplace

How to become a Breastfeeding Mother Friendly Employer

Creating a mother-friendly workplace

BreastFedBabies.org – Information for Businesses

Make Breastfeeding Your Business: An Action Support Kit

Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme

CONTACT US to arrange for an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant or Certified Lactation Educator to develop an education program geared to your needs.

 

Breastfeeding policy for the City of Ottawa: 

Breastfeeding in public

Support for breastfeeding starts with an informed community.

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Need a Breast Pump?

A baby’s natural way of feeding is directly at mother’s breast. Sometimes, for various reasons, this is not possible.

Need a Drop in Clinic?

Reliable professional breastfeeding care is an important part of your breastfeeding experience.

Need a Private Visit?

Private consultations with an IBCLC offer the benefit of skilled one-on-one help with breastfeeding.

Need peer support?

Help From Those Who Have Been There and Done It!

Need General Baby Support?

Thinking of having a baby and wondering about breastfeeding? Need Breastfeeding Classes?

More Information on Various Services

Need more information on various breastfeeding support services?