The vision of Labrador-Grenfell Health is of healthy people living in healthy communities.

The Baby-Friendly Initiative complements Labrador-Grenfell Health’s vision of “Healthy People Living in Healthy Communities”.

 Hospitals and community health centres set a powerful example for new mothers and families. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 1991 and is known as the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) in Canada. The BFI is focused on the role health care providers play in protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding and on the use of breastfeeding as a resource for strengthening primary health care in general.

In July 2018 the Labrador West Health Centre, Labrador City achieved Baby-Friendly Designation, the first facility in our province and in Atlantic Canada.

Labrador-Grenfell Health is working towards the Baby-Friendly Designation of all facilities throughout the region.

  • Our Commitment to you 
  • Mother to Mother Support 

Click on the link to read more about the progress achieved to date.

Contact Us

Heather Gates BNRN, IBCLC, CCHN(C)

Regional Lactation Consultant
Labrador-Grenfell Health  Labrador West Health Centre
1700 Nichols-Adam Highway
Labrador City, NL, Canada
A2V 0B2

heather.gates@lghealth.ca

Telephone: (709) 285-8206
Fax: (709) 944-3722

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