Grandparents - Your Support for Breastfeeding Makes a Difference!

Help give your grandchild the best possible start in life.

A lot has changed since you had your children. For example, we now know much more about the importance of breastfeeding.

mom and baby

Breastfeeding is important for both baby and mother.

For the baby, breastmilk:

For the mom, breastfeeding:

As well as providing many health benefits for mother and baby, breastfeeding allows lots of time for bonding and skin to skin contact and is environmentally friendly. Breast milk is free and always ready anytime, anywhere!

It is important to know that:

Time, patience and humour help!

Whether or not your own children were breastfed, you can play an important role in supporting breastfeeding.

Women tend to breastfeed longer if they are supported!

Ways to be supportive: grandparents looking at baby

If you live nearby: