For community partners

It takes a community to raise a child, which includes protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding. Does your community program work closely with parents, young children, and families?

This webpage is a great place to learn more about how you can support breastfeeding parents in your community.

Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI)

Pregnant clients and families are vulnerable to advertising from sellers of baby products. The Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) supports that breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for parents and infants, and that families need space to make informed feeding decisions without the influence of marketing from formula companies.


Breastfeeding wellness tips

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Week

Each year, Canada celebrates National Breastfeeding Week on October 1 to 7. This is a time for families, health care providers, and advocates to come together protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. Watch for promotional activities from Northern Health and learn how you can get involved to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week in your community.


Create breastfeeding-friendly spaces

Explore breastfeeding education

Do staff in your program support families with infant feeding? Education can help to ensure they have the knowledge and skills they need to support families with their infant feeding goals. Below are some options for breastfeeding education.