This booklet is part of a series of five Learning from Stories booklets, in which the actions being taken in Ontario to support breastfeeding were surveyed using a Healthy Communities Approach, and the qualitative results of the interviews gathered into stories by the interviewers/writers, in the hope of inspiring and helping service providers in Ontario to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
This booklet focuses on young mothers. Teenage mothers can and will breastfeed if given support and acceptance. Many of the young mothers in the following stories found their support and acceptance through peer role models.We hope that service providers will get inspired to be on the lookout – not only for unique ways of mentoring but also for new ways to surround young mothers with support and acceptance.
Also available in French.
See also the other booklets in the Learning from Stories series:
Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding (in English and French)
Breastfeeding Promotion to Increase Awareness and Confidence (in English and French)
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education (in English and French)
Breastfeeding Education for Health Care Providers (in English and French)