March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. The theme for 2019 is "leave no one behind" to ensure that people with Down syndrome are not left behind because of prevailing negative attitudes, low expectations, discrimination and exclusion.
Babies with Down syndrome can and do breastfeed. Last year long time La Leche League Canada (LLLC) Leader and author Teresa Pitman was interviewed by Huffington Post Canada about how Down syndrome can impact breastfeeding, and she provided some solutions to common challenges for parents. Click here to read the full article.
Looking for more information on the importance of human milk for children with Down syndrome and tips on getting off to the right start to meet your breastfeeding or chest feeding goals? You can find helpful information in this booklet prepared by LLLC and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society by clicking here. They also have additional information including the booklet breastfeeding tips in their full 'New Parent Package' you can view and download by clicking here.