Happy World Breastfeeding Week

Let’s celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!

On October 1st to 7th, Region of Waterloo Public Health is recognizing World Breastfeeding Week. Join us in celebrating breastfeeding and the important role it plays in keeping babies and mothers healthy. This year, Public Health is taking to social media to share some informative and fun messages about breastfeeding.

Check out the highlights:

*NEW* Breastfeeding Videos to support parents

  • A series of breastfeeding videos have been created aimed at helping parents with common breastfeeding questions and concerns. The first two videos are currently available on YouTube Breastfeeding playlist, and will be shared via Twitter @ROWPublicHealth, and Facebook. Videos will also be available on the Region of Waterloo Public Health website in the near future.

Facebook Live chat with Dr. Jack Newman – Friday October 7, 4:00 p.m. (see attached)

  • Watch Dr. Jack Newman and a Public Health Nurse chat live on the Public Health Facebook page about common issues facing breastfeeding parents in Waterloo Region. This interview being offered in partnership with the Wilfrid Laurier University and Manulife Centre for Community Health Research “Dr. Jack Newman @ Laurier” event. For more information about the event, click HERE.drjacknewman2

Send us your “Brelfies” 

  • Our Breastfeeding Week Brelfie (Breastfeeding Selfie) campaign was so popular last year; we’ve decided to run it again! Tweet us your #brelfieWR; or send us a message on Facebook brelfie-promo