• Need Breastfeeding Support?

    Posted by: Janine

    Check out the following Facebook Support Groups: Breastfeeding Mom’s in NL Breastfeeding Moms in NL welcomes breastfeeding mothers (and supporters) living in Newfoundland and Labrador. They aim to provide mother-to-mother support so that moms are better able to reach their breastfeeding goals. The group is administered by accredited peer breastfeeding supporters and other experienced nursing moms. Since they began in 2011, the group has grown from 70 members to well over 800 members. Visit Page Tongue Tied NL - Awareness, Education, and Support Tongue Tied NL is for parents of tongue tied children, adults, and health care providers. The purpose is to create awareness that tongue tie and lip tie are problems that have a significant impact on health and well-being, to help educate those who are looking for information, and to support those who are in need. Visit Page Newfoundland Baby-led Solids (Weaning) Baby-led weaning is a way of introducing solid foods that allows babies to feed themselves - there’s no spoon feeding and no purées. The baby sits with the family at mealtimes and joins in when she is ready, feeding herself first with her fingers and later with cutlery. Visit Page Natural Parenting Network Newfoundland and Labrador “Natural parenting” is based on a desire to live and parent responsively and consciously. While no two families who practice natural parenting may define it the same way, there are several principles that are widely agreed to be part of this lifestyle. Visit Page Parents Helping Parents with Everyday Questions About Parenting - NL Parenting can be tiring, frustrating, and it can test the patience, intelligence, and mettle of the hardiest of people. This group provides a place where parents can post everyday questions or tips regarding parenting. Visit Page Newfoundland Cloth Diapering Mamas and Papas Providing support and information for those parents in the province who choose to use cloth diapers for their baby. Visit Page Newfoundland Babywearers This group is open to all Newfoundlander parents (and caregivers) who wear their children in any kind of carrier for the purpose of getting tips, troubleshooting advice and support from experienced wearers. Visit Page Read More...

  • I support you... all of you

    Posted by: Andreae Callanan

    I've had people describe me as “pro-breastfeeding” before, and of course I am, but that doesn't mean I'm anti-everything else. If I'm pro-sandwich, does that mean I'm anti-soup? Of course not. Read More...

About Baby-Friendly

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. The website is directed at pregnant women, mothers and their families. The goal of the site is to support parents in choosing and continuing to breastfeed.

We offer accurate information with local resources and ways to get help and support. We also provide the following information, features and links:

The babyfriendlynl.ca website and the poster campaign are initiatives that the Baby-Friendly Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is working on with our regional breastfeeding partners.

You’ll See Plenty of Strange Things: The Posters
Perhaps you’ve noticed one of our posters in a hockey arena, school, college, Memorial University, community centre, shopping mall, business or at your doctor’s office or public health centre? These are the showcase items in our public awareness campaign.

You’ll see plenty of strange things….breastfeeding isn’t one of them is a fun, humorous campaign designed to promote public acceptance of breastfeeding. The posters touch on the positive health benefits of breastfeeding, but focus more on minimizing the stigma about breastfeeding in public. It’s all about building confidence in women to breastfeed! Through this public awareness campaign we hope to encourage the families of pregnant women and the communities in which they live to support new mothers and give them the confidence they need to breastfeed anytime, anywhere.

The posters are available at your local public health office for display within the community or at community events.

About The Baby-Friendly Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Baby-Friendly Council of NL (previously known as the Breastfeeding Coalition of NL), established in 1992, is an interdisciplinary committee with representatives from all regions in the province strongly committed to increasing the initiation and duration of breastfeeding. The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Perinatal Program (NLPPP) evolved as the lead agency supporting the ongoing work of the Council, of which the Provincial Breastfeeding Consultant is chair, and is supported by the Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS).

The Baby-Friendly Council, in affiliation with the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, is the designated provincial body to monitor the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) in Newfoundland and Labrador. The BFI is a global campaign of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This campaign recognizes that implementing best practices in health and community services is crucial to the success of programs that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Various contracts are awarded to the Baby-Friendly Council from the DHCS that are administered through and managed by the NLPPP.

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    Check out the new breastfeeding awareness campaign to encourage more public acceptance and support for breastfeeding in Newfoundland and Labrador.