Learning from Stories: Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Booklet in English for service providers: Gathers inspiring stories of peer-facilitated prenatal breastfeeding education and professional-facilitated prenatal breastfeeding education. (2016)


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.

Literature and Ontario-based birth data show that breastfeeding rates, and in particular exclusive breastfeeding rates, are linked to prenatal education. Prenatal breastfeeding education can be provided in many formats. It is often led by a professional facilitator, but can also be led by another mother (peer). This booklet gives examples of peer-facilitated prenatal breastfeeding education in part one, and professional-facilitated prenatal breastfeeding education in part two.


Also available in French.


See also the other booklets of the Learning from Stories series:
Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding (in English and French)
Breastfeeding Promotion to Increase Awareness and Confidence (in English and French)
Breastfeeding Education for Health Care Providers (in English and French)
Breastfeeding and Younger Women (in English and French)