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Canada Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week! Hundreds of displays, newspaper articles, television and radio interviews during August 1 to 7 focused on the importance of breastfeeding for mothers and their children. News reports told the public that women had the right to breastfeed anytime, anywhere ; that breastfeeding provides optimal health for both mother and infant; that communities, institutions and governments need to act to ensure that all women are supported to breastfeed and that the artificial baby milk companies still continue to undermin e women's intent to breastfeed with misleading messages and free samples.

Across Canada breastfeeding networks, breastfeeding supporters, women's groups, public health and hospitals took the challenge and their reports make encouraging reading for those of us at INFACT.



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