We want to encourage parents and teachers (elementary and secondary) to introduce young people to breastfeeding. This is especially important for students who may not see women breastfeeding in their own families. Women often decide how they’ll feed their children before becoming pregnant. That’s why it’s important to learn about breastfeeding earlier than at prenatal classes.
Resources for elementary schools enable teachers to engage younger students in learning activities about breastfeeding.
The following sites contain information for teachers of the early grades:
Resources for secondary school teachers assist them to educate the parents of tomorrow. Introducing breastfeeding information at this stage will enable them to make informed decisions later on.
Many organizations, including the Ontario Public Health Association, have developed resources for secondary school educators. Here is a list of websites to choose from:
For information about how to support a breastfeeding employee:
Breastfeeding is protected in law in Ontario. This link has more information:
The following links will help you to welcome breastfeeding mothers to your premises:
Support for breastfeeding starts with an informed community.