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.

 

Yorkton supports breastfeeding in public with Baby Friendly Business program.

 

 

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?

 


 

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About the authors:

Cindy and Jana are Registered Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who have assisted over 20,000 families.

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