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The Canadian Breastfeeding Research Network

A national network of Canadian breastfeeding researchers focused on collaboration to achieve breastfeeding protection, promotion and support.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Health Canada recommends that babies be fed ONLY breastmilk for the first six (6) months due to the many health benefits for babies, including: 

  • Contributes to optimal growth & development​,

  • Builds strong immune systems, and

  • Reduces risk of illness

Breastfeeding also has a number of benefits for mothers such as reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancer, heart disease and Type II diabetes.

Smiling Baby

> 90%

Of Canadian mothers start breastfeeding

< 35%

Less than 35% of babies in Canada are exclusively breastfed for the  recommended six (6) months


Rates of exclusive breastfeeding vary significantly across Canada



Collaborating to protect, promote & support breastfeeding in Canada  

Join Our Network

If you are a Canadian researcher whose work focuses on breastfeeding and/or human lactation, please join our network. 


If you are not a Canadian researcher but breastfeeding research is an area of interest, please subscribe to our mailing list. 

CBRN Fall 2023 Newsletter
CBRN Winter 2023 Newsletter

Stay Informed 

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive newsletters and periodic email updates. Members are subscribed automatically and non-members are welcome to subscribe using the form below.

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Explore Our Groups

Breastfeeding researchers within our Network are encouraged to join our groups to collaborate, share information and stay up to date on a specific area of breastfeeding research.

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Upcoming Events

Our network meets quarterly to discuss important issues in breastfeeding research. Meeting topics are determined by the Advisory Committee with input from our members. 


Our next online networking event will be held on September 20, 2024. The topic of discussion will be the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

Past Events

Health Equity and Marginalized Populations. 

Members of the Canadian Breastfeeding Research Network met on June 7, 2024 for a productive and informative discussion on Health Equity and Marginalized Populations.  

 Output from the June 7th session is now available to our members under Past Event Output. 

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