Punjabi is now one of the languages in which Peel Public Health has made a series of eight instructional videos on breastfeeding.
The newly translated videos are also available in English, and in Urdu.
March is National Nutrition Month and Peel Public Health is making it easier for new parents to give their infants the most nutritious start to life.
Eight breastfeeding instructional videos are now available in seven languages on BreastfeedingInPeel.ca, says a release issued Wednesday.
The newly translated breastfeeding instructional videos are available in Punjabi, Urdu, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and English. They cover a variety of topics including proper latching, breastfeeding positions, and the importance of skin to skin contact in the first hours of life and beyond
“Breast milk is the best food you can feed a baby. Our breastfeeding videos provide mothers with helpful advice and practical tips on how to breastfeed. They also provide answers to common questions and information on how to access breastfeeding services offered by Peel Public Health,” says Debbie Chang, Manager, Child Health at Peel Public Health.
Dietitians of Canada, Peel Public Health, the Canadian Pediatric Society and the World Health Organization recommend breast milk as the only food for infants up to six months of age. Breastfed babies are at a lower risk for some infections, including chest and ear infections, and have been shown to have a lower risk of obesity later in life.
Mothers who breastfeed are also shown to have an easier time returning to their pre-pregnancy weight, and have a decreased risk of breast cancer.
Peel Public Health offers parents a variety of programs and services to support breastfeeding. Parents can visit BreastfeedingInPeel.ca to access information, videos and other resources. They can also receive telephone support from Public Health Nurses by calling 905-799-7700 (905-584-2216 toll free from Caledon), or peer support through the Breastfeeding Companions program.
The Parenting in Peel Facebook page (facebook.com/parentinginpeel) offers participants the opportunity to interact with nurses and share experiences with other parents. Breastfeeding clinics throughout Peel provide in-person support, the release pointed out.
Peel Public Health is nurturing the next generation by optimizing child development. From planning and having a healthy pregnancy through to becoming a parent who successfully breastfeeds, Peel Public Health provides support, information, programs and services to help Peel parents raise happy, healthy children.
To view the videos, and for more information, visit BreastfeedingInPeel.ca