This past week, October 1st – 7th marked World Breastfeeding Week in Canada. Here in the south-central region of Saskatchewan, there are many things going on to normalize breastfeeding and to support families in their breastfeeding journey.
One group of moms, in particular, is the Moose Jaw Mothers’ Milk Working Group. They have been reaching out to local organizations in the Moose Jaw area to promote Baby Friendly spaces. A Baby Friendly space supports families to give babies the best potential start in life. The group has created a guide and a poster that organizations can use to:
• create a Baby Friendly space that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding,
• orientate employees to help maintain a Baby Friendly space, and to
• promote themselves as being Baby Friendly.
To access the guide and poster, visit http://www.f hhr.ca/WorkAndPlay. htm.
Thanks to the local Creating Our Futures grant, this group of moms have also purchased comfortable, easy-to clean chairs for three public libraries including Moose Jaw, Briercrest, and Rouleau. The new chairs will allow families to comfortably feed their babies while visiting public spaces. For more information, contact Sasha Kendic at 306-630-7644 or email@example.com, or check out the Facebook page Moose Jaw & Area Breastfeeding Moms.
Members of the Moose Jaw Mothers’ Milk Working Group (L to R): Lori Stushnoff, Sasha Kendic, Amanda Sowden, Melanie Warken, and Mia Van Dyke.