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World Breastfeeding Week

Canada celebrates World Breastfeeding Week every year from October 1-7. This gives us all the chance to acknowledge and promote breastfeeding as an important milestone on the road to lifelong health for both mothers and babies.

The WHO recommends that babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life, with continued breastfeeding in addition to complementary foods into and beyond the second year. The longer a baby is breastfed, the greater the health benefits.

Mother and baby

Unfortunately, many mothers wean their children early and the main reason for this is a lack of support. We all have a role to play in changing this! The journey to successful breastfeeding requires the support of families, health care providers, and other community members.

How can you support breastfeeding?

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Cinical Leader, Birthing Centre - Fort St. John

  • Are you a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) who's ready to take your leadership skills to the next level?
  • Do you pride yourself in ensuring quality care is delivered to all patients?

Then the Birthing Centre Leader position is for you! Learn more on our ExpectMore website about making a difference in a great community today.

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