Health Unit achieves Baby-Friendly Initiative Designation

December 8, 2016


Huron County, ON – The Huron County Health Unit has successfully achieved the Baby-Friendly Initiative Designation from the Breastfeeding Committee of Canada. This designation identifies that the health unit has met a standard of practice around infant feeding that will increase the health and well-being of all children and families.

“We are delighted to receive this designation,” says Public Health Nurse Marguerite Falconer. “It confirms the health unit’s dedication to provide families with the information and supports needed to succeed at breastfeeding their infants.”

The Baby-Friendly Initiative is a global, evidence-based approach that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding. It ensures that parents receive accurate information to enable them to make an informed decision about infant feeding practices.

The Huron County Health Unit also provides information, education and supports to mothers like Infant Feeding Clinics and MILKS (Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge and Supports).

For more information, please visit the Huron County Health Unit website at


(L-R) Past Warden Paul Gowing, Public Health Manager Tanya Sangster,  (A) MOH Dr. Maarten Bokhout, Board of Health members Tyler Hessel and Rosemary Rognvaldson, Public Health Nurse Johanna Calamusa, Lead Assessor for The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada Marg LaSalle, and Public Health Nurse Marguerite Falconer on Thursday, December 8, 2016 when Huron County Health Unit received a plaque acknowledging designation of the health unit as a “Baby-Friendly” Community Health Facility.



For more information contact:

Angela Sturdy, Executive Assistant
519.524.8394 (ext 2010)
Our spokesperson is: Marguerite Falconer, Public Health Nurse. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.