Revised Breastfeeding Protocol: How the Breast Works
The BFI Strategy for Ontario and Toronto Public Health are pleased to announce the next revised Breastfeeding Protocol called How the Breast Works. This foundational protocol provides insight into the workings of the breast in preparation for and during breastfeeding. Breast anatomy, and the physiology of lactation are covered with clear graphics.
This protocol is part of a series that are intended to support health care providers and aim to:
- Guide decision making in clinical situations.
- Educate health care providers with information from basic breastfeeding knowledge to complex situations and challenges.
Protocols already available are:
- Introduction to Revised Protocols for Healthcare Providers, outlining the history, methodology and process used.
- Positioning and Latching, the first revised protocol with convenient key messages, easy-to-read principles, illustrated positions, latching tips, and key resources.
- Expressing, Collecting and Storing of Human Milk, this second revised protocol outlines key messages, preparation for and collection of human milk as well as storage and handling with easy-to-read information.
- Signs of Effective Breastfeeding, third revised protocol provides key messages on how to assess effective feeding by latch, such, output and weight. A convenient Average Weight Gain chart is included.
More protocols will be released as they are completed: Watch for further announcements! Meanwhile, contact us with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protocole d'allaitement révisé : How the Breast Works (en anglais seulement)