Stakeholder Engagement to Inform Strategies for Improving Education about Infant Feeding in Manitoba Schools
Mothers often feel stigmatized when breastfeeding in public, or unsupported by the people around them. The majority of education about infant feeding is targeted towards pregnant women and mothers, with few resources directed to society at large.
Teaching school children about human milk and infant feeding could help normalize breastfeeding and increase societal support by fostering the perception that breastfeeding is a normal and healthy way for mothers to feed their babies.
We are conducting a study on what students learn about infant feeding in Manitoba schools. Focus groups will be held to understand participants’ opinions about this topic. This study aims to engage education stakeholders and explore ways to incorporate infant feeding in the Manitoba school curriculum.
We want to hear from:
- School administrators
- Curriculum consultants
- Education policymakers
- Health care professionals
Participants will be compensated for their time and reimbursed for parking. Light refreshments will be served.
How to Participate:
- If you would like to join a focus group or would like more information about this project please email: Lam3@myumanitoba.ca.
- If you are unavailable to attend a focus group, we would value your input through our online survey, available here: (1) https://goo.gl/forms/rHVDSmSsCLJhE3mr1 (For educators)
(2) https://goo.gl/forms/feh8Gyf0LnZ34O4k1 (For health care professionals)
- Upon completing the survey, participants may enter a draw to win a $50.00 gift card
This study has been approved by the Joint-Faculty Research Ethics Board (204-474-7122 | firstname.lastname@example.org).
Study Overview - click to download PDF: