Welcome to the Breastfeeding Community of Practice
The Breastfeeding Community of Practice is a volunteer network of individuals who support breastfeeding in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia.
The Community of Practice connects with individuals, communities and organizations that are interested in creating a breastfeeding-friendly culture in Nova Scotia and providing the support to help make it happen.
Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, build community capacity and help people achieve purposeful action to support change.
Online Resources During COVID-19
During this time of taking additional isolation precautions during the pandemic of COVID-19 (aka: coronavirus), there are fewer accessible in-person resources for families to help with breastfeeding. Here is a set of links, especially videos, that can help you during this time. If you have other ideas for links and resources, please email us.
(Updated: April 16, 2020)
Breastfeeding tips and techniques:
Nova Scotia Provincial Breastfeeding Site
Global Health Media (Multiple languages available)
Click on breastfeeding and then whichever video is appropriate, latch, cup feeding, sore nipples, hand expression etc.
Natural (Laid-Back) Breastfeeding (Nancy Mohrbacher) 38 minute video demonstrates the benefits and techniques of laid back breastfeeding positions. This website also has other helpful articles and topics.
Dr Jack Newman's videos 2-3 minutes each, Really Good Drinking, Breast Compressions, Not Yet Latching, Cup Feeding etc
Maximizing milk supply while pumping This video explains the effectiveness of breast compressions during pumping, and can be used during direct breastfeeding as well.
Breastfeeding Support - Please note, this website is developed by an IBCLC in the United Kingdom. While the techniques and articles are excellent information, some of the listed resources may not be applicable in Canada.
The First Six Weeks of Breastfeeding - Discovering our Strengths This is a great video created by a not for profit in Quebec. Accurate and current information. Free until July with code "COVID19" (also available in French). Great info for expecting and new families - worth taking the 24 mins to watch!
Breastfeeding and COVID-19:
World Health Organization/UNICEF
La Leche League International (multiple languages)