Position Statement

The BC Baby-Friendly Network supports a breastfeeding culture that promotes, protects and supports breastfeeding is one in which all sectors of society value breastfeeding and accept it as the normal way to feed infants. To facilitate attainment of this culture, breastfeeding education should be provided throughout society and included in all educational curricula.

The Baby-Friendly Initiative helps to ensure that breastfeeding is promoted, protected and supported. All hospitals and communities in British Columbia should work towards the attainment of meeting the criteria of the Baby-Friendly Initiative.