This resource was made through a partnership between the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC). It was created to help communities plan strategies and actions to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in a population health context. Population health understands that a woman’s decision to breastfeed, and her success, is impacted by a number of social, physical, economic and individual factors.
This workbook focuses on nine strategies to support, promote and protect breastfeeding. Each strategy comes with a number of suggestions for how to apply it. Throughout the workbook, a number of “Stories”, and a section titled “Food for Thought” attempt to capture what has been learned from the research, and from the experience of CPN projects across Canada.