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Building a Better Environment (BaBE) for infant feeding connects individuals, families, and communities in fostering a culture that supports and empowers families to make informed decisions related to infant feeding. BaBE’s foundation is comprised of community members and also includes: Public Health, Kids First staff, caregivers, students, health professionals, and researchers. BaBE, in its original form (Building a Breastfeeding Environment), was officially launched on June 21st, 2014 at a public event held at the People’s Place Library in Antigonish. BaBE was relaunched in its new form as Building a Better Environment on June 6th, 2018 at noon at the Nurture Nook (a new family friendly space) located in the Antigonish Market Square. Feeling the need to revitalize and update the work of BaBE, the Board of Directors met on February 28th, 2020 to update the mission and objectives of BaBE and to plan new initiatives.
Our Vision for BaBE:
Empowered families, supportive communities.
Creating nurturing infant feeding environments that empower families to flourish.
Create an environment where families feel confident in their choices and feel empowered in infant feeding.
To collaborate with community partners to optimize connections and supports for families around infant feeding.
To advocate for policies, policy enactment and evaluation to support infant feeding in a variety of environments.
To facilitate research and knowledge translation/mobilization that is responsive to community needs around infant feeding.