Call a peer support volunteer Toll Free anytime!
A volunteer will return your call as soon as possible if no one is available to answer.
Yellowknife Monthly Support Meetings
peer support meetings
the first Wednesday
of every month
See our website for meeting location:
Post Natal Classes
We co-facilitate some
post natal classes
at the Baker Centre,
Monday's 1:30 - 3:00 pm.
See our website for the schedule:
Peer Support Training
This year we are offering three peer support training sessions across the NWT!
Yellowknife - October 28 - 30 2016
Hay River - November 29 - Dec 1 2016
Inuvik - January 25 - 27 2017
Learn effective and meaningful ways of supporting families in your community to overcome breastfeeding challenges and create a satisfying and successful breastfeeding relationship!
Meals, snacks and refreshments provided and babies and children welcome (childcare available upon request)
To register and for more information please contact
Thank you to the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services Healthy Choices fund and Municipal and Community Affairs Volunteer Training fund for enabling us to offer these sessions!
We have a real 24/7 peer support phone line!
Thanks to Versature for sponsoring our Peer Support Line to ensure families and volunteers can reach someone for support at any time of day! Callers can choose to leave a message for non-urgent issues or access our urgent phone line volunteers immediately if need be.
Yellowknife Post Natal Classes have started!
Meet other parents with babies under 1 year and learn about special topics each week at the Baker Centre from 1:30 - 3pm from September - June. Click More Info to check out the schedule!
Breastfeeding and Parent Lending Library
Borrow one of our books! We have lots of great reads. You won't find these at the library!
Yellowknife Post Natal Classes
January session starts soon! Meet other parents with babies under 1 year and learn about special topics each week at the Baker Centre from 1:30 - 3pm from September - June. Click below to see the schedule!
Robbie Craig Prints
Check out our new commissioned painting by Robbie Craig and email us to get a print of your very own - limited quantity available!
Saturday March 25, 12-1
Join us for MBB's annual Snowcastle hangout! Come chill in the VIP booth with other moms and caregivers, feed your baby, and have your photo taken!
Also, park your Chariot or stroller outside for the Chariot Mass Gathering Photo Challenge at 1:00!
Congratulations to everyone who participated in our Spring 2017 Peer Support Training. What an amazing group of women dedicated to supporting others! A huge thank you to Nourish North for the amazing food, YK Playgroup for the toys, and the Calvary Community Church for allowing us to use their space!
Yellowknife Spring Session - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
WHEN: Wednesday May 24, 25 & 26 9:00am - 3:00pm
WHERE: Calvary Community Church
FOOD: 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.
TO REGISTER: email us!
Past Director at Large
The first time I reached out to the MBB community, I was at my wits end. I was told about MBB during my prenatal classes, and had joined their facebook group, just in case. My daughter was been born 16 days late, on a Wednesday in January 2014 via induction/vacuum after 23 hrs of labour. Five days later on Sunday, I was continuing to have a rough time breastfeeding, my milk hadn't come in yet, I was having latch issues and nipple pain/ trauma, I was overwhelmed and ready to give up! After posting on the MBB facebook page, within an hour, I had a few things to try before public health could come during the week. Although early in my breastfeeding journey, this was the critical moment for me, had the MBB community not been there, my breastfeeding journey would have ended too soon and in tears. Fast forward two and half years later, my girl and I are still going strong, even though we have encountered other problems such as engorgement and biting, we have been able to take them in stride and I owe a lot of that success to the wonderfully helpful MBB community. As I now realize, for many moms, the early days and weeks in breastfeeding are the hardest and often many do not have the supports they need to continue. This is why I joined MBB board in May 2014, and continue to be involved currently as the community outreach coordinator. My goal is to be able to give support and knowledge to help other moms so they may continue their breastfeeding journey for as long as they want to.
Peer Support /past Secretary
Breastfeeding was always something I envisioned myself doing for as long as I have dreamt of being a mother, but nothing could have ever prepared me for how difficult it would be in the beginning, and the disappointment when things didn't go as expected. We experienced latch issues and nipple damage at 1.5 weeks post partum, and had to remove my daughter from the breast, and pump and supplement with formula for the next 2 weeks. It was devastating, exhausting and physically demanding. With a heavy heart, I thought of quitting many times. But with the support of Public Health and the MBB Facebook group, we finally got baby back on the breast! I then struggled to justify my choice to breastfeed to friends and family members, something I am getting much stronger and more confident at doing now thanks to the peer support from the MBB community. I am now proudly achieving my goal of nursing my toddler as she approaches 2 years old, and she is showing no signs of wanting to wean. Like, EVER! I decided to volunteer with MBB because breastfeeding and promoting a mother's right to breastfeed anytime and anywhere are subjects that are very close to my heart, and I was so appreciative of the support I received from MBB that I really wanted to give back and contribute to the group.