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Breastfeeding-Health Care Providers




CMNRP is pleased to announce the launch of a new prenatal breastfeeding education toolkit.


Developed by the Breastfeeding Promotion Committee, this comprehensive, evidence-based resource is designed to help primary care providers facilitate their discussion with expectant parents on informed decision about infant feeding.


If you have any questions about the toolkit content, please contact Keri-Ann Berga, Chair of the Breastfeeding Promotion Committee at KBerga@cmnrp.ca or 613-737-2660 x 2741.


Prenatal Breastfeeding Key Messages


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Prenatal Discussion Points:  A summary of the key messages.  Quick reference.


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Bilingual Business Card: Direct families to breastfeeding resources in one click.


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Breastfeeding Poster for your Office


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CMNRP supports regional partners in their breastfeeding best-practices journey. Contributions include, among other things:


Co-leading the regional Breastfeeding Promotion Committee

  • Providing breastfeeding workshops
  • Representing the Champlain/South East LHINs and regional networks on the Ministry of Health Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Ontario Strategy Implementation Committee
  • Supporting organizations in policy development and other knowledge translation activities in the area of breastfeeding 


Provincial Breastfeeding Initiatives


The BFI Strategy Ontario is co-led by Michael Garron Hospital, Best Start, and the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH).


Please be aware that the Baby-Friendly Initiative Strategy for Ontario and the Pumps for Preemies Program are on pause as they await funding decisions for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.





Introduction to Revised Breastfeeding Protocols for Healthcare Providers (2019)

The purpose of the Protocols is to support health care providers (e.g., NP, MW, MD, RN, RPN, RD, PHN, IBCLC) and others (e.g., doula, northern health workers, etc.) who work with new parents. Although the focus is on healthy term infants, some information relates to preterm, and at-risk infants.



Breastfeeding Protocol: Positioning and Latching (2019)
The BFI Strategy for Ontario and Toronto Public Health introduce the first of a series of revised breastfeeding protocols designed to assist health care providers with clinical care and support of families who breastfeed. The Protocols are intended to guide clinical decision making with tips and research evidence and educate health care providers with information from basic breastfeeding knowledge to complex situations and challenges.


Best Start Resource Centre

Resources for health care providers working with breastfeeding families.


Breastfeeding Resources Ontario

Breastfeeding Resources Ontario is a centralized source of high quality resources for health care providers. Parents can also find helpful information. Resources align with the Baby-Friendly Initiative.


Developing and Sustaining Breastfeeding Peer-Support Programs

This manual provides information about different types of breastfeeding peer-support programs. The description of different aspects of peer support, from assessing the community to ongoing support of the peer volunteers, will assist organization in planning the development of an effective program or support organizations in ensuring their program sustainability.


Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Breastfeeding Web Course

This free, online course is designed for staff and volunteers of community agencies and hospitals who work with prenatal women or new families.

Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Practical Workbook for Community-Based Programs (2nd Ed)
Developed in collaboration with the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, this resource aims to provide practical, best practice strategies to promote breastfeeding within a community setting, with a special focus on supporting vulnerable populations.



Additonal Links



BFI Ontario






Telehealth services for expectant and breastfeeding moms dial: 1-866-797-0000.


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