Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan



 

Position Statements

September 16, 2013:

  • Donor Human Milk Banking
    There is an opportunity for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, along with a coalition of professional health organizations, to take leadership in exploring banked donor human milk as an important ecological and sustainable foundation of the Baby Friendly Initiative in Saskatchewan. There is a critical need for research to support future policy developments (Arnold, 2008). Public policy developed to explicitly address the use of pasteurized donor human milk enables many patients to gain access to this life saving fluid. The Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan has reviewed the evidence and supports the development of a network of donor human milk banks organized according to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America standards to support hospitals across Saskatchewan. >> READ MORE
  • The WHO Code and the Ethical Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
    The Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan upholds and endorses the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes (further referred to as “the Code”). Clearly health care providers, supportive health services, and enforceable laws on a national level all play a role in giving effect to the Code and subsequent resolutions. The Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan will collaborate and partner with professional associations and organizations to increase the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding through adherence to the Code. The Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan also advocates for federal governmental legislation of the Code including the ability to enforce this legislation. >> READ MORE

February 11, 2013:

  • BCS Position Statement on BFI
    Breastfeeding is a critical public health issue - Over 90% of Saskatchewan women are choosing to breastfeed their newborn babies (Statistics Canada, 2012). Yet many women fail to initiate and establish exclusive breastfeeding in the first week after delivery and consequently wean to infant formula prematurely. Consequently many of these women are disappointed in their lack of breastfeeding success. >> READ MORE

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