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The Breastfeeding Files

Increasing breastfeeding rates in Eeyou Itschee

Dany Gauthier

on 31 March 2010

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Transcript of The Breastfeeding Files

Why do we need to increase breastfeeding rates? To reduce respiratory infections, iron deficiency anemia and obesity in infants and toddlers and
other childhood and adulthood chronic diseases by promoting exclusive breastfeeding for the
first six months and then, to continue breastfeeding until 2 years and over with appropriate
introduction of complementary foods. So, how can we achieve this? By implementing the Seven Points Plan and the Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Initiative in all 9 communities Operationnal Objective The situation now Ouje-Bougoumou Mistissini Nemaska Whapmasgoostui Chisasibi Waswanipi Waskaganish Eastmain Wemindji The Baby-Friendly Initiative:
Proven to increase breastfeeding rates What can it do for us??? Make our children healthier - Give stronger people The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding 1. Policy adopted by CHB
2. 18 hours training for all
3. Inform pregnant women
4. Skin to skin contact
5. Breastfeeding techniques
6. No supplements
7. Rooming-in
8. On-demand feeding
9. No bottles, no pacifiers
10. Creation of Support Groups BFI CERTIFICATION = 2012 Operationnal Plan 2009-2011 Have the CHB sign the policy
18 hours training for all health care worker
Develop Breastfeeding Support Groups in 3 communities What the community can do for the
mothers and babies? Review and support the Breastfeeding Policy

Make the teams available for training

Help foster a Breastfeeding Support Group in YOUR
community This is what a PPRO does:
Identify the needs; the 'Big Picture'
Make a plan for the years to come
Make programs to help at the local level
Initiate activities that will become autonomous
Create tools to help the staff and mothers Breastfeeding PPRO Dany Gauthier, IBCLC
Certified Lactation Consultant
Pubilc Health Department
200, Sam Awashish St.
Mistissini, Qc G0W 1C0
418-923-2204 ext 284
418-770-7748 THE BREASTFEEDING PROGRAM 79% Breastfeeding Rate 25% 66% 75% 81% 80% 91% 88% 100% 100% We need to reach our general objective
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