The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada

Baby-Friendly Initiative

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Contact Information
Office Phone 506-453-6085
E-Mail info@breastfeedingcanada.ca
Website www.breastfeedingcanada.ca
Primary Contact Lisa Lussier NB Contact, Program Advisor, Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health; Phone: 506-453-6085; Email: lisa.lussier@gnb.ca
Mailing Address c/o Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health 
PO Box 5100 
520 King Street 
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G8
Description & Services
Description of service(s) The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC) is a registered not for profit organization dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding as the normal method of infant feeding and the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Initiative in Canada. 
As the National Authority for the Baby-Friendly Initiative, BCC oversees and facilitates the imlementation, the assessment and the designation of the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Initiative in Canada. 
 
 
Baby-Friendly Initiative(BFI) in New Brunswick: 
 
BFI is the primary strategy to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in the province. The Department of Health recognizes that breastfeeding is a key determinant in improving the health of New Brunswickers and strives to re-establish breastfeeding as the cultural norm.  
 
BFI improves the quality of care given to mothers and babies by including evidence-based practices. Full implementation of the Baby-Friendly Initiative is associated with a significant increase in breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity rates. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of child health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and asthma. This is very important because New Brunswickers score above the Canadian average in these areas. 
 
Each Regional Health Authority in New Brunswick has active Baby-Friendly Committees that work towards obtaining their Baby-Friendly designation.
Areas Served New Brunswick ; National
Eligibility Ages: 99 year(s) and under
Application Apply online for a membership at http://www.breastfeedingcanada.ca/Membership.aspx
Languages English ; French
Fees Membership - $30.00/year ; The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada is a registered not for profit organization dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding as the normal method of infant feeding and the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Initiat ; Membership - $30.00/year ; The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada is a registered not for profit organization dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding as the normal method of infant feeding and the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Initiative in Canada.  
 
Your associate membership fee of $30.00/year supports the work of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada.  
 
To become member: http://www.breastfeedingcanada.ca/Membership.aspx
Location information
Located In Community Fredericton
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Other Details
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects
Service Categories Breastfeeding Support Programs

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