The Physician's Breastfeeding Toolkit is designed to assist physicians in providing optimal care and consistent information to breastfeeding families.
The toolkit consists of a Quick Reference Guide supported by a detailed Reference Manual. The toolkit is based on current evidence and reflects global best practice in the care of the breastfeeding mother-baby dyad. Topics include initiating and sustaining breastfeeding, management of common concerns, medication safety, establishing a breastfeeding-friendly practice environment and local and national support resources.
To obtain the electronic copies of these resources please go to:
Physician Quick Reference Guide – http://jrc.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=20925313
Reference Manual – http://jrc.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=20925890
Libguide – http://jrc.libguides.com/breastfeed
PLEASE NOTE: This is a resource written for health professionals. If you are a breastfeeding mother or family member and have specific questions or concerns, please contact your health care provider.
The development of this resource was initiated by the Baby-Friendly Council of NL in an effort to promote evidence-informed practices for breastfeeding. The Baby-Friendly Council acknowledges the contribution of the two consultants for this project, Dr. Amanda Pendergast, BSc (Hons), MD, CCFP, FCFP and Janet Fox-Beer BN, RN, IBCLC.
Thanks also to members of the advisory committee for their guidance in the development and review of the resources for the toolkit. Members of the advisory committee include:
Dr. Rebecca Rudofsky MD, CCFP
Janet Murphy Goodridge RN, MN, IBCLC
Clare Bessell RN, BVoc Ed
Dr. Anne Drover MD, FRCPC