If you have any concerns, need help, or extra support, please reach out to your public health nurse. Contact information is linked here.
Breastfeeding Supports in NL
Local support groups, La leche league, Lactation consultants, Public health nurses, LactMed
Baby-Friendly NL Directional Document 2020-2025
The 2020-2025 Directional Document entailing the updated Vision, Mission, Values and Priority Areas for Action can be seen here.
Extensive resource on breastfeeding including information on breastfeeding, starting breastfeeding, and continuing to breastfeed.
World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Info Package
Importance of Breastfeeding, Recommendations, First 6 Months up to 3 Years and Beyond
Preparing to Breastfeed Before Delivery
What you can do ahead of delivery to prepare for breastfeeding. Learn about attachment, hand expression, and more.
10 Valuable Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
Ten tips to help with your breastfeeding journey.
How to Breastfeed
Breast milk supply, latching, signs breastfeeding is going well and more
Breastfeeding Handbook (2016)
Information on how to start breastfeeding and to continue. Lots of topics covered in this one!
Formula Feeding Handbook
The handbook for formula feeding is filled with Information such as: preparing formula safely, feeding your baby according to feeding cues, storing and transporting formula safely, and much more.
Choosing and Preparing Infant Formula
Choosing, preparing, and storing formula. What type of formula should I give my baby? What to look for when choosing infant formula. How long do I need to formula feed my baby?
The Early Days of Breastfeeding
First days, reading babies cues, hand expression, skin to skin, when to get help
There’s No Hug Like the First
Check out this new poster “There’s no hug like the first” and reach out to your healthcare provider to discuss your options for skin-to-skin contact.
Starting to Breastfeed
How to know when baby is ready, different feeding positions, signs of a good latch, and more
Tips for Choosing and Handling Formula
How to prepare and handle liquid and powdered infant formula
Breastfeeding Information For Parents
Continuing to Breastfeed at Home
How to keep breastfeeding going, sleeping habits how often and long should you breastfeed, wet diapers, and more.
Common Concerns and How to Help
Sore nipples, not enough milk, latch issues, engorgement, and more
Wet Diapers and Bowel Movements
What to look for in baby's bowel movements.
Life Choices and Breastfeeding
Nutrition, sex after birth, alcohol, medications, returning to work, and more
How Will You Feed your Baby?
Caring for Your Mental Health
Some resources and access to mental health supports for after your baby is born.
Other Infant Feeding
If you are interested in seeing resources for breastfeeding click here.
Support from Family and Friends
Ways partners, families, and friends can help support you in your infant feeding journey
Breastfeeding – The Way to Feed Babies
Caring for You While Breastfeeding
How should I be feeling in early weeks? Support systems, and lifestyle choices
Breastfeeding During Covid-19
Information on Covid-19 and Covid-19 vaccinations while pregnant and breastfeeding
Your Baby’s First Days
Breastfeeding information and support for Indigenous families
Who to contact if you are experiencing mental health struggles after birth
Parent Mental Health Resources
Resources and supports for mental health in NL
Feeding at Home & Keeping it Going
Caring for Yourself & Getting Help from Friends & Family
Skin-to-Skin: Our First Cuddle
Learn more about the benefits of close contact soon after your baby’s birth including the reduction of stress, encouraged bonding, and more.
Get to Know Your Baby and Let Your Baby Know You
Find out some of the benefits of developing close contact with your baby soon after they are born.
How Do I Know My Baby’s Getting Enough Breastmilk?
Seasonal Flu: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Dr. Jack Newman Website
Newfoundland and Labrador HealthLine
La Leche League Canada
10 Great Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby
From benefits to the child and mother to its convenience, this article discusses 10 great reasons to breastfeed.
10 Valuable Tips for Successful Breastfeeding
Learn a number of great tips including how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, how to feed your baby, and how to breastfeed while working or attending school.
Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing
Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Practical Workbook for Community-Based Programs
Published by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada in 2014.
Breastfeeding Committee for Canada
Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes: National Implementation of the International Code, Status Report 2016
Women Need Folic Acid
During pregnancy, folic acid helps your baby’s spine, brain and skull develop properly.
Healthy Eating for Babies Age 6-12 Months
This guide provides information on healthy eating for your baby from 6-12 months of age. It also offers guidance on helping babies develop healthy eating habits and answers many common questions parents and caregivers have when starting to introduce solid foods.
Healthy Eating for Your Toddler: Age 12-24 Months
This practical guide gives you information on how to help your child develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime.
You, Your Child, and Food
This guide is for parents and caregivers of preschool children, and anyone else involved in their care.