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Nourri-source: 2010 breastfeeding support meetings schedule and activity for the World Breastfeeding Week

At the Pointe-Saint-Charles community Clinic – 500 ASH (basement)

WEDNESDAY from 1H15 to 3H30 pm

Come meet other mothers and share your breastfeeding experience!

 

  • SEPTEMBER 8th : Madame Prend Congé
  • SEPTEMBER 22th: Does the mother’s diet influence breast milk?
  • OCTOBER 13th: Special meeting for the World Breastfeeding Week- There will be a light snack and some prizes!
  • OCTOBER 27th: Discipline for the young infant
  • NOVEMBER 10th: Baby Einstein sign language
  • NOVEMBER 24th: Dental hygiene for the infant
  • DECEMBER 8th: Natural products and breastfeeding
  • DECEMBER 22th: Regular meeting

 

Point-Saint-Charles Nourri-Source invites you to  “A Breastfeed–In”

This direct action event will take place at noon, Friday October 1st, at the Berri métro  station — at the round concrete bench in the middle of the station (near where you pay your fare). This action will kick off World Breastfeeding Week and will be a great opportunity to increase the visibility of mothers who breastfeed in the Métro.

Come and join us !

And come five minutes beforehand to get comfortable and also to allow time for your baby or toddler to be ready to breastfeed.

 

Protect, support and promote breastfeeding: The commitment of The Pointe St. Charles Community Clinic

Breastfeeding provides better health for mother and child, as emphasized by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, the Canadian Paediatric Society and many other health organizations.

The Pointe St. Charles Community Clinic is committed to accompany you in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (WHO / UNICEF, 1989).

The Clinic has adopted a breastfeeding policy:

To protect breastfeeding by introducing favorable practices and conditions such as respecting the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes:

  • no advertising or promotion of companies that manufacture commercial baby formula, pacifiers or baby bottles will be permitted at the Clinic;
  • no free sample of commercial baby formula will be given to users;
  • no group teaching session will be offered about feeding commercial baby formula to infants;
  • no gift, money or other promotion from such companies will be accepted.

To encourage informed decision making about breastfeeding by communicating to pregnant women and their families the importance of this practice as well as the risks of using commercial baby formula.

To support mothers, when they return home, to begin and continue breastfeeding, and introduce them to other resources if necessary:

  • encourage skin-to-skin contact between mothers and their baby;
  • help mothers recognize that their baby latches well on to the breast and suckles well;
  • encourage mothers to feed exclusively breast milk for the first six months of baby’s life, unless there is a medical reason;
  • encourage breastfeeding on demand, according to the baby’s signs of hunger;
  • teach mothers to refrain from giving their breastfed baby bottles or pacifiers and to find other ways of soothing him or her;
  • encourage mothers to continue breastfeeding after six months, up to two years and more, as they add complementary solid foods to their baby’s diet.