News and Upcoming Events
Yellowknife Peer Support Training - Spring Edition
Moms, Boobs and Babies Breastfeeding Peer Support Training – Spring Edition 2017
This is a unique training opportunity to learn how to support other moms in their breastfeeding journeys. The intent of the training session is to build local capacity for peer support, share lots of information about what works to support mothers and resources available, and includes a component where participants discuss what they can do when they return to their home communities to provide peer support locally. We share Elders’ stories of breastfeeding during the training and discuss how breastfeeding was supported in years gone by, and we hope to involve a few inspirational Elders in our training as well. We have had lots of great feedback on these sessions so far, and we have really amazing facilitators. Childcare is available upon request, babies are welcome, and lunch and snacks will be provided!
To participate, all that is required is that participants have experience breastfeeding (now or years ago), and are interested in supporting other mothers!
You will learn valuable information about breastfeeding, connect with other moms, and if you choose to after the training, you are welcome to become part of our active and supportive breastfeeding peer support community. You will also receive a 200-page peer support manual with lots of helpful resources and information.
WHEN: Wednesday May 24 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday May 25 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday May 26 9:00am - 3:00pm
WHERE: Calvary Church
FOOD: Delicious lunch and snacks will be provided by Nourish North!
BABIES & CHILDREN: Wee ones are welcome to stay with you during the program while you participate. We recommend bringing a blanket with some favourite toys; some moms have found carriers helpful as well. If you require childcare for toddlers and older children please let us know and we will arrange for someone to be available to help keep them busy in the childcare room across the hall or downstairs, and they are welcome to come touch base as often as they need to.
Thank you to the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs Volunteer Training fund for enabling us to offer this session!
MBB Fundraiser - Robbie Craig Prints!
Prints of Moms, Boobs and Babies' comissioned painting by Robbie Craig's Northern Projects are now available! "Shore Lunch" would make a great gift for any mom or breastfeeding supporter, and also helps to support the work of MBB in supporting NWT moms through their breastfeeding journeys.
Prints are 12 x 15 inches, are signed and numbered (only 100 made) and are $50 each. Free delivery in Yellowknife, or they can be shipped anywhere in Canada for an additonal $20 shipping and handling. One shipping fee for up to 10 prints to the same address. Discount available on orders of 5 or more.
You can order by emailing
Welcome to our new Peer Supporters!
Congratulations to everyone who has completed our peer support training! We are thrilled to have you on board!
Yellowknife Peer Support Training October 2016
Hay River Peer Support Training November 2016
Annual General Meeting 2017
Join us for our Annual General Meeting! Learn more about who we are, what we do and how you can get involved!