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Grandmothers support key to successful breastfeeding

Mar 14, 2016
SIMCOE MUSKOKA - What we know about keeping infants and toddlers healthy and safe has changed over the years, but what hasn’t changed is the importance of grandmothers in the lives of their children and grandchildren, and that includes support for breastfeeding.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA - What we know about keeping infants and toddlers healthy and safe has changed over the years, but what hasn’t changed is the importance of grandmothers in the lives of their children and grandchildren, and that includes support for breastfeeding.

Knowing that the positive encouragement of significant others, including grandmothers, can have a strong influence on breastfeeding the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has launched a campaign that encourages grandmothers to support new parents to breastfeed. A website www.smdhu.org/grandmother includes current breastfeeding information and practices that may be helpful for parents. The campaign builds on the health unit’s work with partners, businesses, organizations and municipalities to ensure that parents feel supported and are welcomed to breastfeed anytime and anywhere.

For more information on ways to support breastfeeding parents in your family or community, call Health Connection, 1-877-721-7520 or 705-721-7520 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the website at www.smdhu.org/grandmother.

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