Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan


Position Statements

May 2019:

  • Donor Human Milk Banking
    Lack of access to donor human milk impacts the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. Because Saskatchewan hospitals do not have ready access to a collective resource of screened donor human milk, infants and young children’s access to human milk is limited to their own mother’s milk or to unscreened informally shared human milk. Also there is no place for mothers with excess milk supply to donate their milk to others. >> 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
  • 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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