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 Notes Special Edition Baby-Friendly
- External Assessment Photos
- Plaque Unveiling Event: Labrador West Health Centre Photos
- World Breastfeeding Week
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.
Heather Gates BNRN, IBCLC, CCHN(C)
Regional Lactation Consultant
Labrador-Grenfell Health Labrador West Health Centre
1700 Nichols-Adam Highway
Labrador City, NL, Canada
Telephone: (709) 285-8206
Fax: (709) 944-3722