Baby Friendly News in Saskatchewan
We support the right of women to breastfeed anytime, anywhere! Unfortunately, widely publicized cases of discrimination such this one at a restaurant and this one on an airplane can lead women to feel that discrimination against public breastfeeding is widespread.
We were excited to learn about a new initiative in our home province, Saskatchewan. The Yorkton Baby Friendly Initiative Working Group has introduced a “Baby Friendly Business” program. Participating businesses agree to:
- Post a sticker on their window or door stating “Breastfeeding Welcome Here”.
- Ensure all staff are made aware that breastfeeding moms are welcomed and supported.
- Offer a place to sit to breastfeed if needed.
Way to go Yorkton! Thank you for supporting breastfeeding moms.
P.S. This hardworking group has also begun to fundraise for a human milk depot at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre.
If you would like more information about Yorkton’s initiative, contact Heidi at (306) 786-0886 or Danielle at (306) 782-8130 ext. 227.
Other suggested reading: What Does Baby Friendly Mean?
About the authors:
Cindy and Jana are Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who have assisted over 20,000 families.