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THE BABY-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE

Local Progress

Saskatoon Breastfeeding Matters, along with other stakeholders, has been dedicated to promoting the Baby Friendly Initiative since 1991 . In 2009, the partnership of Breastfeeding Matters and West Winds Primary Health Centre (WWPHC) was awarded a Health Promotion Grant from Public Health Services to prepare WWPHC for pre-assessment, the first stage of acquiring Baby-Friendly designation. Saskatoon Breastfeeding Matters oversaw the grant work and collaborated with WWPHC partners and agencies as they progressed through the steps needed to meet BFI criteria. Support continued as WWPHC prepared for the final evaluation in 2011.

We were proud to celebrate successful Baby-Friendly Designation for WWPHC in October 2011. In association with the University of Saskatchewan Family Medicine Unit, the WWPHC is the first facility in the Prairie Provinces to achieve this designation. Breastfeeding Matters will continue to support WWPHC while working collaboratively through the Baby Friendly Coalition to pursue the same status for the new Children’s Hospital and the Saskatoon Health Region as a whole.

…the partnership of Breastfeeding Matters and West Winds Primary Health Centre (WWPHC) was awarded a Health Promotion Grant … – new link: http://www.medicine.usask.ca/family/about-us/Sites/saskatoon/index.php

 

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