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Saskatoon Breastfeeding Matters works hard to support breastfeeding, and keep the conversation alive about women’s right to breastfeed in public. Throughout the years we have hosted displays and mothers’ rest areas for many locations, such as the Fringe Festival, Farmer’s Market and others. We continue to provide this service at events to support the public image of breastfeeding.

In 2012 Saskatoon Breastfeeding Matters partnered with the City of Saskatoon to ensure that all City leisure centres have an official breastfeeding policy and are supportive of breastfeeding families. In May 2015 we announced a new Breastfeeding Protection Pledge where local businesses sign up to ensure safe welcoming environments for breastfeeding mothers. The Passport to Breastfeeding: Protected Public Spaces for Mom and Child is a printed booklet to provide new moms with information and to promote our first business participants. For more details and updates check out our blog.

We helped set up a Mothers Centre in Saskatoon, which opened in October of 2012 and is located at Station 20 West. A Mothers Centre is a place where mothers from all backgrounds can feel honoured and respected and have the opportunity to connect with and share their experiences with other mothers. Internationally, Mother Centres are public places that build cohesion and where women can develop a sense of community, eliminating the feelings of isolation so common today.


Saskatoon Breastfeeding Matters - www.saskatoonbreastfeedingmatters.ca