CBU Recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly

breastfeedingAs World Breastfeeding Week winds down, Cape Breton University (CBU) and NSCC Marconi Campus are being recognized for their efforts in supporting breastfeeding.

CBU and NSCC Marconi Campus are just two of the many businesses and organizations that are part of the “Make Breastfeeding Your Business” campaign. The campaign is part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI). The aim of the campaign is to create supportive environments for mothers and their babies.

“Cape Breton University is delighted to be a part of the Make Breastfeeding Your Business campaign,” says Dr. David Wheeler. “Breastfeeding is every mother and child’s right, and as a respectful campus we are only too happy to bring awareness to this and support our student, staff and faculty in ensuring them that they are in a safe environment and can care for their children without hesitation.”

Across Cape Breton, nearly 120 businesses are part of the “Make Breastfeeding Your Business” campaign. They are located in communities like Sydney, North Sydney, Baddeck, Ingonish, Glace Bay, New Waterford, Margaree and Inverness, just to name a few.

“It’s about creating important partnerships in the community to promote, support and protect breastfeeding,” says Kim Shebib, Public Health Nurse.  “Having two educational institutions join the campaign, supports moms who may be trying to balance their education and family; we’re happy to have both on board.

The presentation to CBU and NSCC Marconi Campus will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10:45 a.m. in CE265 at CBU (Sydney Credit Union Boardroom)Accepting the certificate will be CBU President, Dr. David Wheeler and Academic Chair of the School of Access at NSCC Marconi Campus, Bruce Hubley.