Family Friendly Breastfeeding Pledge

Nova Scotia promotes, protects and supports breastfeeding - in the hospital, at home and in the community. Download a copy of the Nova Scotia Family Friendly Pledge in English or French.

Make Breastfeeding Your Business: An Action Support Kit

The Lunenburg and Queens Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Committee has developed the Make Breastfeeding Your Business Action Support Kit to help businesses build knowledge about breastfeeding and to provide them with tools to better support breastfeeding women, whether they are an employee or a client. Click here for a copy of the Action Support Kit.

Click here for a copy of the User's Guide.

Mother-to-Mother: Creating a Breastfeeding Support Line in your Community

This manual is based on research and experiences of a mother-to-mother breastfeeding telephone support program in Yarmouth County, NS. Click here for more information.

Make Breastfeeding your Business - video

Make Breastfeeding Your Business' is a 10 min video produced by Lindsay Corbin of the Pictou County Health Authority and Geordie Mott from Wooden Shoe Photography outlining the Make Breastfeeding Your Business: An Action Support Kit.

Throughout Nova Scotia, committees exist that provide leadership for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding in local communities. The goal is for our Nova Scotia communities to become baby friendly, with breastfeeding becoming the cultural norm for infant feeding. Although it is recognized that breastfeeding is not an option for all women, by developing supportive spaces within our communities, barriers are removed that may influence women's decision to begin and/or continue breastfeeding their babies.

This kit has been created to help local businesses build their knowledge about
breastfeeding and provide tools to better support breastfeeding women whether they are employees or clients

This video has been made possible by the Pictou County Baby-Friendly Initiative (TM) Committee with financial support from the Pictou County Health Authority Community Health Boards

A special thank-you to Sarah Frittenburg and the Lunenburg & Queens Baby-Friendly Initiative (TM) Committee who created Make Breastfeeding Your Business: An Action Support Kit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRbAoRwqnIA