Number of Baby Friendly Hospitals in Alberta: 1

You can save thousands of dollars per year by feeding your baby human milk.

Canada was a signatory to the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes in 1981.

The longer women breast feed the more they are protected against breast cancer.


The Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group Foundation

  • Provides opportunities for breastfeeding advocates to network for mutual support.
  • Shares current information in the field of lactation through Continuing Education (CERP) sessions.
  • Encourages informal networking between breastfeeding advocates through the CBMGF website as well as other informal networking sessions.
  • Identifies local and/or national issues and concerns regarding breastfeeding by prioritizing relevant issues or concerns and initiating appropriate action for those issues of highest priority.

Anyone interested in our mandate is welcome to become a member.


NEW Breastfeeding Advocacy Group:

Midtown Market Co-op meeting room
Monday, October 30, 2017  7-9 pm

The Breastfeeding Advocacy group is a new group with the mission of creating a community of practice for breastfeeding advocacy. A place for professionals to share and network.

Speakers Anna Tumoth (RN, IBCLC & BFI Project Lead High River Hospital) and Dr Karen Bailey, OBGYN will discuss the implementing the Baby-friendly Initiative in the first BFI-certified hospital in Alberta!

The Power of Skin-to-Skin Transit Ad Launch

May 2016, the Community Action Committee launched the Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group’s second Transit Ad Campaign. Check out the photos, courtesy of Catherine Macateer. Contact with feedback or if you would like to use the ads.