Government of New Brunswick
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This class has been developed by the New Brunswick Baby-Friendly Initiative Steering Committee, 2020. All information is consistent with the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada’s adaptation of the World Health Organization, Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

The class is used across the province which ensures that wherever you give birth in New Brunswick, the information is consistent.

Our goal is to provide you with evidence-informed information about the importance of breastfeeding for the health of your newborn/child, and for you, your family and the community. The information will help you breastfeed successfully and reduce the chances of problems occurring.

We are offering the class in video format as well as a narrated PowerPoint slideshow.

Please share your feedback on the class at BFI-IAB@gnb.ca. Your comments can help us make the experience even better for future users.
 

  • To view the class from the beginning, click here.
  • Class notes can be found here.

If you are looking for a specific breastfeeding topic, you may click on the minute marks provided in the following outline.

Introduction, Breastfeeding & Breast Milk Basics 0:00
Positioning & Latching 22:05
Getting Started/Labour & Birth 34:11
Practices that Help Breastfeeding 36:12

  • Skin-to-Skin
  • Offer Breast Soon After Birth
  • Keeping Baby Close
  • Baby’s Feeding Cues

Practices that May Affect Breastfeeding 48:34

  • Artificial Nipples
  • Giving Supplements Without Medical Reason
  • Swaddling

Daily Life with a Breastfeeding Baby 53:37

  • Signs of Successful Breastfeeding
  • How to Build Your Milk Supply
  • Factors Affecting Breastfeeding (low milk transfer & production)
  • What Goes In, Must Come Out (wet diapers & bowel movements)
  • Hand Expression & Breast Pumps
  • Milk Banks & Donor Milk
  • How to Store Breastmilk

Life, Day-to-Day 1:11:33

  • Nutrition, Going Out, Contraception & Medications
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco & Vaping
  • Cannabis in All Forms

Common Challenges 1:19:41

  • Painful Nipples
  • Engorgement
  • Plugged Ducts
  • Mastitis

Emergencies & Breastfeeding During COVID-19 1:27:25
The Right to Accommodation 1:32:13
Going Home – Family & Community Support 1:35:00

  • Emotional Wellness
  • Join Us on Facebook – Breastfeeding NB Allaitement

References & Recommended Resources 1:42:38

* You will need to have PowerPoint installed on your device to view this option.

  • To open the narrated PowerPoint slideshow of the class click here.
  • Class notes can be found here.

The slideshow can be paused at any point by  pressing  ◄  and restarted by pressing the  ►  on the bottom left of the screen.

If you are looking for a specific breastfeeding topic, you may navigate to the Slides noted in the following outline.

Slide 01: Introduction, Breastfeeding & Breast Milk Basics
Slide 11: Positioning & Latching
Slide 22: Getting Started/Labour & Birth
Slide 27: Practices that Help Breastfeeding

  • Skin-to-Skin
  • Offer Breast Soon After Birth
  • Keeping Baby Close
  • Baby’s Feeding Cues

Slide 35: Practices that May Affect Breastfeeding

  • Artificial Nipples
  • Giving Supplements Without Medical Reason
  • Swaddling

Slide 38: Daily Life with a Breastfeeding Baby

  • Signs of Successful Breastfeeding
  • How to Build Your Milk Supply
  • Factors Affecting Breastfeeding (low milk transfer & production)
  • What Goes In, Must Come Out (wet diapers & bowel movements)
  • Hand Expression & Breast Pumps
  • Milk Banks & Donor Milk
  • How to Store Breastmilk

Slide 49: Life, Day-to-Day

  • Nutrition, Going Out, Contraception & Medications
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco & Vaping
  • Cannabis in All Forms

Slide 53: Common Challenges

  • Painful Nipples
  • Engorgement
  • Plugged Ducts
  • Mastitis

Slide 58: Emergencies & Breastfeeding During COVID-19
Slide 59: The Right to Accommodation
Slide 60: Going Home – Family & Community Support

  • Emotional Wellness
  • Join Us on Facebook – Breastfeeding NB Allaitement

Slide 65: References & Recommended Resources