It Takes a Community to Nurture a Child!
Breast milk is the optimal food for babies and toddlers and is their very first traditional food. Breastfeeding offers many benefits for the infant, the mother, the family and society. Some learning is required from both the mother and the baby to pursue breastfeeding, and the support of family, community and health professionals is important.
Parents of babies who are not breastfed also need support and information about the best way to safely feed their children.
At around six months, the baby is ready to be introduced to solid food. Offering parents trustworthy information about healthy food choices for young children is also important.
In order to support all Nunavimmiut and promote breastfeeding and healthy food choices for children, we invite you to organize activities and distribute documentation in your community:
- Ideas for activities
- Suggestions for radio messages
- A quiz
- A list of resources for parents
- A poster for the 2018 Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Week
- A funding application
For more information about funding opportunities or for support to organize your event, please contact:
Public Health Nutritionist
(819) 964-2222, ext. 255
Documents Produced by the NRBHSS:
Documents Produced by Health Canada / Public Health Agency of Canada:
Resources for Dad:
resource for Inuit of Canada
Dear Dad (Produced by Baby-Friendly Newfoundland & Labrador)
24h Cribside Assistance
Online resource by dads for dads
Documentary “Parenting: An Inuit father’s experience” (Also in DVD)