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To Family and Friends: Your support for Breastfeeding makes a difference!

  • Breastfeeding welcome here!The World Health Organization and Canadian Pediatric Society recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continuing breastfeeding in addition to solid foods to two years and beyond
  • Breast milk is the perfect food suited to the needs of each baby
  • Breastfeeding is not always easy for mom and baby
  • Breastfeeding is a skill and takes time to learn for both mom and baby
  • Research shows that you play an important role in supporting the breastfeeding mom. The more support she has with breastfeeding the more likely she is to be successful

How you can support the Breastfeeding mom

  • Your acceptance and positive attitude make a difference to mom's success
  • Ask her how you can help her best
  • Babies breastfeed on demand which means 8 or more times in 24 hours
  • Stay open to learning! Research is always adding information about what is best
  • Allow mom some privacy if that is what she wishes
  • Display this magnet to show mom your support of breastfeeding