Castries, Saint Lucia: The government of Saint Lucia, while continuing their training programme for effective Breastfeeding, invited pregnant women and moms of newborn babies to learn new skills.
Pregnant women and the moms of newborns and young babies in the Canaries district are being supported with the skills for effective Breastfeeding. Over 12 moms and two dads are present for this training.
Participants are being guided on the benefits of Breastfeeding, positioning options for breastfeeding babies, eating healthy while Breastfeeding, and the emotional and psychological journey of Breastfeeding. Testimonials were shared by moms who have breastfed to allow for the sharing of experiences.
This activity forms part of the series of activities in communities for this year’s observation of Breastfeeding Week being undertaken by the Community Nursing, Nutrition and Health Education departments. This observation seeks to promote Breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for the first six months of a baby’s life.
Packages of baby-friendly products were presented to the participants. Gratitude is expressed to the corporate partners and donors who supported the gift packages given to the moms and babies.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness and of Saint Lucia celebrated Breastfeeding month and launched the initiative of training. They visited various constituencies and regions to get interacted with the pregnant and moms of newborn babies. They give them special training so that babies can get efficient feeding which helps them to lead a healthy lifestyle.
While recognizing the significance of Breastfeeding in the child’s life, the ministry of health of Saint Lucia advised the women to join the training programme. They also outlined the importance of other health protocols beneficial for newborn babies.
In the last week, Saint Lucia Health Ministry visited Vieux- Fort to engage with women of the region in a session.
The Ministry of Health continues to educate on the importance of Breastfeeding. This time, the pregnant women and nursing women of Vieux-Fort got the opportunity to engage in a session with lots to learn.