A Great Start: 2014 - 2017
A GREAT START is a Breastfeeding Strategic Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador for 2014-2017. This strategy builds on previous work including:
- Breastfeeding Strategic Plan II (2008-2011)
- Breastfeeding in Newfoundland and Labrador: Moving Towards the New Millennium: A Strategic Plan (1999-2004)
Download here: Baby Friendly NL Strategic Plan 2014 – 2017
This updated strategy provides the context for the ongoing protection, promotion and support for breastfeeding in Newfoundland and Labrador. A GREAT START identifies goals, objectives and actions directed at improving initiation and duration rates for breastfeeding in line with national and global infant feeding recommendations. The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Health Canada, the Canadian Pediatric Society and Dietitians of Canada all recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, with the introduction of complementary foods at six months of age and continued breastfeeding for up to two years of age and beyond.