News & Events

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.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has released Chapter 6: Breastfeeding of the Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines.  The Guidelines are dedicated to improving and creating consistency in maternal and newborn health and to inform evidence based practice across Canada. The aim of the guidelines is to positively impact health from preconception to postpartum, and throughout the life course of children, women and families.

Released today are:

  • Chapter 6: Breastfeeding
    • Factsheet: Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: Canadian Recommendation and the Ten Steps To Successful Breastfeeding
    • Infographic: Breastfeeding in Canada

You can access the PDFs of the chapter and related factsheet/infographic online at (note the factsheet/infographic will be available online next week):

Over the next two years the Public Health Agency of Canada will be releasing the remaining chapters.

Download new posters promoting community support of breastfeedingcouple

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.

Leurer, M. D. & Misskey, E. (2015). The Psychosocial and Emotional Experience of Breastfeeding: Reflections of Mothers. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, doi: 10.1177/2333393615611654