National Breastfeeding Week

National Breastfeeding Week Celebrations

In Canada, we celebrate National Breastfeeding Week this year from September 29th to October 5th. For 2019, the theme as chosen by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is: Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding

For more details visit HERE

This year La Leche League Canada is sharing some of our Parents' stories to help empower and enable other families to continue on their breastfeeding, chest feeding, and human milk feeding journeys. 

Click HERE to read some amazing stories submitted by local parents.


Celebrate by attending an event

There are events happening all over Canada and we hope you were able to participate in events in your community. Quintessence has a large listing of events across Canada and each year and you can click here to search by province.

Some local La Leche League Canada Groups and Area Chapters are also hosting events such as these two with guest speaker Teresa Pitman, author of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Sweet Sleep, and Baby Led Weaning; 

LLLC Peterborough - Sept 30th, 2019  topics were; Baby-Led Weaning and Sweet Sleep seminar with Teresa Pitman. 

LLLC Newmarket - Oct 5, 2019  9:30am-12:30pm EDT; Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding Workshop. For registration details please click HERE.


Other ways to celebrate? 

  • enter our 2019 partner contest;   

Attention breastfeeding parents!
It's National Breastfeeding Week in Canada! #nbwcanada2019

Need some nursing bras? A nursing hoodie? Some comfortable maternity leggings? How about all three...just in time for National Breastfeeding Week!

La Leche League Canada (LLLC) has partnered with an AMAZING maternity activewear brand - Cadenshae​, who want to show their support for Canadian moms and parents during Breastfeeding Week. They make phenomenal, high-quality activewear for pregnant and nursing moms. Their nursing bras are so funky and convenient, and their sizes go all the way up to J cup! FINALLY!

Cadenshae's gear is stylish, colourful, AND so comfortable and supportive you won't even know you're wearing maternity clothing! Even better, you can wear their gear long after you've weaned!

Because of our love for Cadenshae, LLLC is teaming up with them to offer our Canadian followers the chance to win a $100 voucher for Cadenshae! You don't have to hit the gym or run a marathon to wear this clothing, it's perfect for just lounging around home, chasing toddlers, or running errands, baby in tow.

Check them out!

Cadenshae offers free shipping for orders over $150, and free returns and exchanges!

To enter the contest to win a $100 voucher for Cadenshae, just 'like' Cadenshae on Facebook, 'follow' Cadenshae on Instagram and comment below on both platforms as to why you should win the voucher.


Congratulations to our winner Katie! She has won a $100 virtual voucher to shop with !

Winning entry; 

"Great opportunity. Thank you. You have lots of reasons to pick someone else. There are a lot of people trying to win this voucher and I understand each and everyone’s struggle for nursing clothes. I live in a small town northern Ontario. We don’t have any stores here geared towards nursing or maternity. I have been offing everything online. Which can be okay but honestly with my changing body- sizing isn’t easy a lot of what I buy doesn’t fit properly. Plus the cost of shipping to a Canadian northern town is quite expensive. I never win anything lol. But thanks for the opportunity to try. Through a company that is legitimate. Even if I don’t win now that the Canadian national breast feeding society recommends you I will add it to the list of companies I trust to purchase from." 

Thank you to everyone for sharing their comments and stories with us. Congratulations again to Katie, we hope you enjoy your new clothing, whatever you end up ordering!

blonde mother breastfeeding her child while wearing a grey sweater with zippered access panels to breastfeed

  • contest closed as of 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday October 1st, 2019.
  • Rules & Regulations;

  1. entrants must be submitted by a consenting adult over the age of 18 years old
  2. open to all Canadian residents (yes this includes you too Quebec!*)
  3. contest entry closes October 1, 2019 at 11:59pm and winners will be announced Wednesday October 2nd by Cadenshae on social media and here
  4. winner is selected by draw operated by our partners at Cadenshae
  5. winner will be contacted directly on social media our partners at Cadenshae with instructions to be awarded their prize voucher
  6. any inappropriate submissions, or social media tags, including but not limited to mature or explicit content, will result in the entrant being removed from the contest

for questions or issues with your submissions, please contact us at

*Quebec lottery laws usually prohibit us from easily awarded winners when prize value is above $100. In this case we are within the guidelines set out by the RAJC in Quebec which you can find here.

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society