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Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding resources for teachers

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Pre-K to Kindergarten
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PRE-K to KINDERGARTEN

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Books

Mama's MilkMama’s Milk by Michael Elsohn Ross, illustrated by Ashley Wolf
From humans to a variety of aquatic and land animals, Ross’s rhyming text describes the different ways that mothers nurse their babies. Each species is identified along with the proper nomenclature for its offspring (monkey and infant, bat and pup, whale and calf). Short factual statements about the highlighted animals are appended–kangaroos have pink milk; elephant calves nurse for two to five years; bear cubs drink from hibernating mothers; human milk helps protect babies from disease.

31AMMT8M66L._BO1,204,203,200_ We Like to Nurse by Chia Martin, illustrated by Shukyo Lin Rainey.
Using very simple text and bright pictures, 13 mother-baby animal pairs are shown nursing, with a simple statement about each. The pairs include monkeys, elephants, leopards, giraffes, llamas, pandas, zebras, cows, pigs, dogs, sheep, cats, and horses. The book ends with a human mother and baby and the words, “We like to nurse.”

we like to nurse too We Like to Nurse Too by Mary Young, illustrated by Zachary Parker
Children learn about the nursing habits of animals they love from all parts of the world – porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, orca whales and others. The book is another celebration of the mother-infant bond that is naturally established through nursing. But more, this new book takes a stand for the health of the environment, honoring the Earth and all her creatures.

breastmilk makes my tummy yummy Breastmilk Makes Myy Tummy Yummy by Cecilia Moen
This book is ideal for toddlers. Simple, rhymed verse accompanies the multicultural illustrations of babies and toddlers nursing in various situations: when angry or sad, in the bath tub, when mummy is on the phone, in a family bed, etc. Tandem nursing is also shown: “Two can breastfeed without fuss, there is room for both of us.”

mommy breastfeeds our baby Mommy Breastfeeds Our Baby by Teresa P Carroll
The simple text covers important aspects of breastfeeding and is enhanced by hand drawn, colorful pictures. The illustrations depict good interplay between the older sibling and baby, suggesting ways the older child can be helpful. Breastfeeding is explained as a natural and special way to feed the baby; the presentation should reassure older children that both mother and father will have special times for them. The father’s participation is encouraged by showing him helping with the older child and assisting in bathing and diapering the new baby. Illustrations demonstrate his support for breastfeeding, including one in which he brings the baby to the family bed. Pictures of children from other nations and of suckling baby animals emphasize the universality of breastfeeding.

 

Colouring Pages

Help children understand breastfeeding from a very early age  with coloring pages for preschool to primary-aged students (click on thumbnail to print full page image). Also available for purchase is a colouring book titled Mom is Breastfeeding. This 16 page colouring book provides many positive messages and 10 good reasons for breastfeeding.

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Mom is breastfeeding and the family helps  
Mom is Breastfeeding Baby and Reading to Child

Videos
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Posters

PRIMARY (Grades 1-3)

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Books

mommy breastfeeds our baby Mommy Breastfeeds Our Baby by Teresa P Carroll
The simple text covers important aspects of breastfeeding and is enhanced by hand drawn, colorful pictures. The illustrations depict good interplay between the older sibling and baby, suggesting ways the older child can be helpful. Breastfeeding is explained as a natural and special way to feed the baby; the presentation should reassure older children that both mother and father will have special times for them. The father’s participation is encouraged by showing him helping with the older child and assisting in bathing and diapering the new baby. Illustrations demonstrate his support for breastfeeding, including one in which he brings the baby to the family bed. Pictures of children from other nations and of suckling baby animals emphasize the universality of breastfeeding.

the best gifts The Best Gifts by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
This book shows the story of Sara and the important moments in her life. It starts with her birth and concludes when she welcomes her own baby. On each occasion, friends and family bring gifts to celebrate. In the end, though, the most cherished gifts are the ones that cannot be purchased. The first cherished gift Sara receives is her mother’s milk and the story comes full circle when she gives that same gift to her own baby.

Originally published in 1998, The Best Gifts has been fully revised, with all-new illustrations and updated breastfeeding resource information

mommys milk is made of love Mommy’s Milk is Made of Love by Jen Gabler
This delightful book walks a young child through the love-filled journey of natural-term breastfeeding. Designed to be read by either parent, teachers, or older children, it features touching images of some of the marvels of a mother’s milk as it nourishes both body and soul. The tender, rhyming prose adds another layer of beauty, and the combination of word and image is both stunning and stirring.

Colouring Pages

Help children understand breastfeeding from a very early age  with coloring pages for preschool to primary-aged students (click on thumbnail to print full page image). Also available for purchase is a colouring book titled Mom is Breastfeeding. This 16 page colouring book provides many positive messages and 10 good reasons for breastfeeding.

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coloring-sheet-4

Mom is breastfeeding and the family helps

Mom is Breastfeeding Baby and Reading to Child

Videos
Recommended Videos are coming soon!

Posters

  ELEMENTARY (Grades 4-6)
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Books
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Videos

Risks of Formula Feeding

What are some of the risks of formula feeding? This video discusses some of the potential negative health effects of feeding babies formula. The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous on both the individual and community level; societies that breastfeed are healthier.

Breastfeed Because…

This video discusses the numerous benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. Health benefits are highlighted, as well as the bond that is further strengthened between mom and baby through this natural way of feeding.

What Breasts Are For

Moms tell their stories about why they decided to breastfeed highlighting that it is a natural way to feed your child. Moms are more likely to breastfeed in societies where breastfeeding is supported.

Posters

JUNIOR HIGH (Grades 7-9)
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Books
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Videos

Risks of Formula Feeding

What are some of the risks of formula feeding? This video discusses some of the potential negative health effects of feeding babies formula. The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous on both the individual and community level; societies that breastfeed are healthier.

Variety

Breastmilk changes based on what mom eats and what baby needs. By breastfeeding, baby is exposed to different tastes and flavours, preparing their tastebuds for the solid foods that they will eat when they are older.

Breastfeed Because…

This video discusses the numerous benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. Health benefits are highlighted, as well as the bond that is further strengthened between mom and baby through this natural way of feeding.

What Breasts Are For

Moms tell their stories about why they decided to breastfeed highlighting that it is a natural way to feed your child. Moms are more likely to breastfeed in societies where breastfeeding is supported.
Posters

HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 10-12)
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Books
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Videos

Risks of Formula Feeding

What are some of the risks of formula feeding? This video discusses some of the potential negative health effects of feeding babies formula. The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous on both the individual and community level; societies that breastfeed are healthier.

If Babies Could Talk: What They’d Want You to Know about Breastfeeding

This video is narrated from the perspective of the newborn baby in the first few hours and days after birth. Breastfeeding is a new experience for Mom, baby and family. Learning how to breastfeed takes time and patience. This video illustrates what is normal newborn behavior and key breastfeeding messages in the early days (skin to skin, colostrum, belly size and frequency of feeds).

Just Be There…

Light-heartedly provides simple suggestions on how to be a supportive partner to the breastfeeding mom. Simply being there can be the best support provided to the breastfeeding mom and baby.

Support

Highlights the important role families, friends and health professionals can play in supporting women in breastfeeding. This video also discusses the many ways in which the partner can bond with the breastfed baby.

Worried About What People Might Think

One mom expresses her discomfort with breastfeeding in public and other moms offer advice on breastfeeding your child anywhere. Breastfeeding is not only more convenient than bottle feeding, it’s healthier for both mom and baby.

You Won’t Regret It

Deciding to breastfeed is one of the easiest parenting choices a family can make. Through many conversations, this video reveals the information parents require to make an informed infant feeding decision. It is a rewarding experience for both mom and baby and as the video states, this is one choice you won’t regret!

Variety

Breastmilk changes based on what mom eats and what baby needs. By breastfeeding, baby is exposed to different tastes and flavours, preparing their tastebuds for the solid foods that they will eat when they are older.

Thoughts from a Grandmother

In this video, a grandmother speaks about her bottle feeding experience coming from a time when breastfeeding was discouraged. She expresses her happiness that times have changed and she now sees her grandchildren benefiting from being breastfed.

Mary Walsh

A humorous look at breastfeeding from comedian Mary Walsh. Women are perfectly engineered to breastfeed, so why not try it?

Why?

There are many reasons to breastfeed: convenience, instant comfort for baby and the numerous health benefits for mom and baby. This video also highlights the important role of families, friends and health professionals in supporting the breastfeeding mom.

What Breasts Are For

Moms tell their stories about why they decided to breastfeed highlighting that it is a natural way to feed your child. Moms are more likely to breastfeed in societies where breastfeeding is supported.

Breastfeed Because…

This video discusses the numerous benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. Health benefits are highlighted, as well as the bond that is further strengthened between mom and baby through this natural way of feeding.

Posters

Breastfeeding Handbook 2016
Breastfeeding Handbook 2016

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World Breastfeeding Week 2016
World Breastfeeding Week 2016

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NEW YouTube Video!
NEW YouTube Video!

**New YouTube Video! Release Date October 1st, 2016 as a part of the World Breastfeeding Week activities in NL** Baby-Friendly NL would like to thank the breastfeeding moms (and supportive partners) that participated in the new YouTube Video.

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Private Lactation Consultant
Private Lactation Consultant

Janet Beattie is a private practice Lactation consultant (IBCLC) with over eight years experience. She provides 1.5-2 hour home visits, and is available evenings and weekends. Please click here for more details and for contact information.

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Breastfeeding Myths Part 1
Breastfeeding Myths Part 1

"If Babies Could Talk: What They'd Want You to Know about Breastfeeding" - This new video will be used throughout Public Health in NL, as well as shared widely over social media for public education and awareness.

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World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (in Canada) will be celebrated October 1-7, 2015. In Newfoundland and Labrador, this year's theme is: "Breastfeeding...Making it Work". Click below for more information about events and how you can join the celebration!

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