Promotion

Building healthy policy, creating supportive environments and reorienting health services are components of the Ottawa Charter and are the basis for the strategic plan for Baby-Friendly Initiative Ontario.

These are documents that demonstrate what is happening in Ontario and the direction required for improved rates of breastfeeding in Ontario:

Recommendations for a Provincial Breastfeeding Strategy for Ontario

The Ontario Progress Report

Ministry of Health Promotion Public Health Units Breastfeeding Supports and Services Survey Report

The evidence for the benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies and the risks of not doing so are well documented. The benefits of adopting the Baby –friendly initiative are also well evidenced.

Annotated Bibliography, Evidence for Benefits & Risks, Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, 2006