Manitoba Releases New Breastfeeding Strategy

Wonderful news from the province:

“Manitoba is launching a new strategy to promote and support breastfeeding, recognizing the many benefits the practice has for mothers and babies and setting a goal of having 85 per cent of mothers begin breastfeeding their babies at birth”

See the press release for more info. A few highlights: the province’s birthing hospitals will strive to earn Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation in the next few years… a very important goal! A human milk bank for Manitoba is also a priority….I’m thrilled to read this!

The province has declared October 1 to 7 Breastfeeding Week in Manitoba.

You can read the whole 2013 Manitoba Provincial Breastfeeding Strategy for even more details.

Winnipeg Belly & Baby Fair

Fit 4 Two is presenting their third annual Winnipeg Belly & Baby Fair on Sunday, October 27th. From their facebook page:

“The Winnipeg Belly & Baby Fair is a fun, free, interactive day for expectant and new families with information tables, local crafts, products and services.

There will be a great variety of businesses attending including newborn photography, pre/postnatal physiotherapy, baby sign language, fresh food options, childbirth classes, doulas, pre/postnatal fitness, baby gear, a moms group, CPR classes, baby accessories, and more.

There will be a diaper change and breastfeeding area to make moms and babies comfy, and lots of door prizes. Keep your little one entertained in The Activity Corner.”

Looks like fun!

Fall Leisure Guide Prenatal/Postnatal Programming

The fall leisure guide is now out. Here’s a quick look at what prenatal and postnatal programming is being offered.

  • Baby & Me Aqua Fitness
  • Baby Bootie Camp with Core Chisel
  • Prenatal “bootie” camp
  • Baby & Me Abs, Butts and Thighs
  • Rock n Roller Strollers
  • Body Attack Mom and Baby Bootcamp
  • Baby “bootie” camp
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Box Fit Mom & Baby Bootcamp

To see details and register visit Leisure Guide Online. I’m a bit late on this but better late than never, and it looks like there is still room is all of these classes!

Totally Fit Mom Fall Classes Now Open for Registration

Totally Fit Mom has released its fall class lineup. Those who register before September 30 will be entered into a prize draw! Here are the classes offered this fall. See the Totally Fit Mom website for more details.

  • Wellness, Health & Fitness for the Postnatal Mom
  • Mom & Baby Body Resistance Challenge
  • The “Workit, Circuit” New Mom Workout
  • Mom & Baby Yoga
  • “Stretch, Flex & Strength” prenatal fitness fusion

Postpartum Depression & Psychosis Presentation

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 a presentation of postpartum depression and psychosis will be offered at the Community Classroom at McNally Robinson Booksellers,  for $10.00. Partial proceeds to Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg Region.

“This presentation will provide information about what may be early warning signs and symptoms of postpartum depression or anxiety, including a rarer range of symptoms that may emerge and complicate mood functioning, known as psychosis. Discussion will also include focus on what concerned family members and friends may do to support a mother who is struggling with postpartum mood and adjustment issues.”

See the flyer for this event at the Canadian Mental Health Association Winnipeg website.

(via Women’s Health Clinic)