About Us

The information contained in this website can be used for educational purposes, which support, promote, and protect breastfeeding with credit given to Breastfeeding Information for Parents. To use this information for alternative purposes, permission must be sought at breastfeedingstudy@ontariotechu.ca.

The information on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be used in place of medical advice or care. Please consult a health care professional in your area regarding any concerns you may have.

The information in this website is current at the time of production but information can change over time. Every effort will be made to ensure the information remains current.

Throughout this resource, gender-specific language had been used, for example, the infant is referred to as “he” or “him” to differenciate from “she”, “her”, who refers to the “woman”, and “mother” or the lactating individual. We intend these terms to refer to all infant genders and childbearing individuals regardless of their gender identity.


Breastfeeding Information for Parents is currently being maintained, developed and evaluated through a joint partnership involving teams from Ontario Tech University, Durham Region Health Department and Lakeridge Health under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer Abbass Dick in collaboration with Dr. Adam Dubrowski, maxSIMhealth laboratory, and Dr. Manon Lemonde.

This project was originally funded by the Government of Ontario. The information herein reflects the views of the authors and is not officially endorsed by the Government of Ontario.

This resource has been produced by Dr. Jennifer Abbass Dick in partnership with Amber Newport, Joanne Huizinga, Debbie Godfrey and Fangli Xie from Durham Region Health Department. We would like to thank our project partners as well as the mothers, study participants and advisory committee members who provided us with suggestions on the course revisions. Illustrations have been created by Sijy Varghese and the videos by Jon Bulter from Live Wire Media. The updates and website have been designed by Gabrielle Hollaender.

Creators of this site are not responsible for any content on websites accessed through links in this course.

Text Content

A portion of the content has been copied/adapted from the “Breastfeeding Matters” resource with permission from Best Start Resource Centre.

Best Start Ontario. (2011). Breastfeeding Matters: An Important Guide for Breastfeeding For Women and their Families. Retrieved October 2013. Content has been updated to align with the 2020 version Updated 2020.

Videos of Mothers Breastfeeding

Videos of mothers and infants breastfeeding included in the videos “The Breast Makes Milk” and “The Baby Latches, Suckles, and Drinks” are provided by the International Breastfeeding Centre and can be found at their website: https://ibconline.ca/breastfeeding-videos-english/

Additional Videos and Content

Videos provided by Peel Public Health have been placed on the website with permission. For more information, please visit http://www.peelregion.ca/parenting/feeding-baby/breastfeeding.asp

The ten tips to communicate, problem solve and work as a team (2021) content available in the downloadable PDF has been included with permission from Institute Of Curiosity.


Abbass-Dick, J., Sun, W., Newport, A., Xie, F., Micallef, J., & Dubrowski, A. (2023). Maternal and co-parental experiences and satisfaction with a co-parenting breastfeeding eHealth intervention in Canada. Journal of Pediatric Nursing72, 135-145.

Abbass-Dick, J. & Keenan-Lindsay, L. (2020). Nursing care of the woman and family after birth. In L. Keenan-Lindsay  (Ed.), Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing in Canada (1st ed.). (pp. 216-250). Cambridge, MA: Elsevier.

Abbass-Dick, J., Sun, W., Newport, A., Xie, F., Godfrey, D., & Goodman, W. M. (2020). The comparison of access to an eHealth resource to current practice on mother and co-parent teamwork and breastfeeding rates: A randomized controlled trial. Midwifery, 102812.

Abbass-Dick, J., Xie, F., Koroluk, J., Brillinger, S. A., Huizinga, J., Newport, A., & Goodman, W. & Dennis, C. L. (2017). The Development and Piloting of an eHealth Breastfeeding Resource Targeting Fathers and Partners as Co-parents. Midwifery, 50, 139-147.

Abbass-Dick, J., Brolly, M., Huizinga, J., Newport, A., Xie, F., George, S. Sterken, E. (2017).  Designing an eHealth Breastfeeding Resource with Indigenous Families Using a Participatory Design.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing: DOI: 10.1177/1043659617731818

Abbass- Dick, J., Chyzzy, B., Newport , A., Huizinga, J., Xie , F. (2020). Designing an eHealth Breastfeeding Resource with Young Mothers Using a Participatory Design. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.  doi:10.1177/1043659620957065

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Last Revised March 2021