It is our vision that breastfeeding once again becomes the cultural norm for infant feeding and that our communities will be healthier places when women and families are given the support they need and deserve to reach their goals. We recognize that every family is unique, and not all mothers can breastfeed and others choose not to. It is important that every mother feels supported to decide what is right for her individual circumstance. However, for those who can and want to breastfeed, they should be supported by everyone - healthcare providers, families, communities, employers and government.
Important Covid-19 Information
Breastfeeding Prenatal Class
April 16, 2020
Due Covid-19, IH prenatal breastfeeding classes have been suspended. To help fill the gap, we invite you to explore this online resource the Public Health Maternity Nurses in Penticton have developed. The videos and other links reflect the content that is usually covered in class.
Virtual Breastfeeding Meet-Ups and Support
April 16, 2020
Most community in-person groups have been cancelled due to Covid-19. But don't despair - it's physical distancing not social distancing. Learn more about the Penticton Baby Cafe and La Leche League Zoom meet-ups as well as Public Health 1:1 support.
Breastfeeding & Covid-19
April 2, 2020
Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition and provides protection against many illnesses. Much is unknown about breastfeeding during a Covid-19 infection. Given low rates of transmission of other respiratory viruses during breastfeeding, the World Health Organization and Health Canada support breastfeeding.