Nor­mal­iz­ing Breast­feed­ing

Moose Jaw Express.com - - News -

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 sashak­endic@gmail.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.

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