Breastfeeding Matters Saskatoon

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Mothers' Milk, Babies' Choice

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Resources and Contacts

Access to the internet is available at your local library.
Books and magazines on breastfeeding can be borrowed from the public library.

Here are some resources we recommend:

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple, (2010)
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (2010)
  • Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding (2003)
  • Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk: A Guide to Providing Expressed Breast Milk For Your Baby (2004)
  • Mothering Multiples (1999)
  • Mothering Your Nursing Toddler (2000)
  • Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond (2003)
  • Cindy & Jana: website and app designed by two local Registered Nurses and Lactation Consultants -


If you need help with breastfeeding contact:

Population and Public Health:

Breastfeeding Centre:   (306) 655-4806

Sask. Health Line: call 811 or 1-877-800-0002   or visit Healthline online


Population and Public Health and Healthy & Home Nurses serving both rural and city are available to do home visits to help mothers who are having breastfeeding difficulties. Public Health nurses and hospital nurses can refer mothers to the Lactation Consultants at the Saskatoon Breastfeeding Centre.

La Leche League is a volunteer mother-to-mother support network has monthly meetings with leaders who also can provide help over telephone.

The Saskatoon Breastfeeding Matters Group
would like to acknowledge the support of the following:

Saskatoon Health Region

  • Royal University Hospital and Healthy & Home nurses
  • Saskatoon Breastfeeding Centre
  • Population and Public Health
  • Midwifery program
  • Healthy Mother Healthy Baby program

Input has come from

  • Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan
  • Public Health Nutritionists Working Group for Saskatchewan
  • La Leche League
  • Saskatchewan Lactation Consultants Association

Photos courtesy of Royal University Hospital and the midwifery program.

The "Breastfeeding Your Baby: Mothers' Milk, Babies' Choice" pamphlet was put together with the help of Saskatoon and area mothers. A Health Promotion Grant provided by Population and Public Health funded the focus groups and the evaluation that contributed to the original development of this pamphlet.

Here are some of the mothers’ comments:

"To know that breastfeeding is work helped me to realize my responsibility.”

"Knowing that nursing mothers supported by Social Services can get an extra allowance helped me to continue to breastfeed until nursing got easier.”

"I like the pamphlet because I don’t have to read it all.”

"I wanted to breastfeed when I realized how much bottle-feeding really costs.”

"I’m glad I read this pamphlet before the birth, it helped me decide to try breastfeeding.”

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