Breastfeeding for the Health and Future of our Nation

Book in English for future and new Indigenous parents: why breastfeeding matters, how to get started and and where to get support. (2017)


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This booklet was developed to support Indigenous women who are thinking about breastfeeding or who are currently breastfeeding. It will help future and new Indigenous mothers reclaim the tradition of breastfeeding. It provides information about Indigenous traditions around breastfeeding, how the teachings of the Medicine Wheel support the teachings about breastfeeding, why breastfeeding is important, how to get started and continue to breastfeed. It will answer common questions about breastfeeding, and provide useful additional information and resources.

Also available in Cree and Ojibway.