News & Events
We will be posting information on a variety breastfeeding Events and News on this page. If you have a breastfeeding event happening in British Columbia that you would like to post please send an email to Webmaster.
Download new posters promoting community support of breastfeeding
The BC Lactation Consultant Association has launched their new website. Any BCBFN LC’s are encouraged to join. Membership is only $25. http://www.bclca.ca/
The Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative has produced a video, Meeting Baby for the First Time, which focuses on skin-to-skin contact after birth and what it can mean to mothers and babies meeting each other for the first time.
The Psychosocial and Emotional Experience of Breastfeeding
Reflections of Mothers
This study explored the reasons for early cessation of breastfeeding among women in Western Canada. Several themes emerged: (a) Most women reported a variety of positive aspects beyond the health benefits, (b) lactation difficulties were commonly reported, and (c) diversity among the reflections highlights the uniqueness of each breastfeeding journey. The authors suggest this reaffirms the need for individualized support that assesses psychosocial and emotional needs and offers encouragement, reassurance, and acknowledgment of the range of experiences.
2014 TEDMED Talk
The importance of breastfeeding for women’s health
E. Bimla Swartz’s talk: How Mothers can nurse themselves healthy