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For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2011

Breastfeeding Instructional Videos Now in Punjabi

BRAMPTON, ON. (May 18, 2011) – Punjabi-speaking moms now have access to breastfeeding information in their native language with Peel Public Health’s breastfeeding videos. The videos have been translated into Punjabi and are available for free online. This is the first in a series of translated videos.

“Punjabi is the second most commonly spoken language in Peel. That’s why we chose to translate these videos into this language first,” says Nicole Labrie, a supervisor in Family Health at the Region of Peel. “These videos will help Punjabi-speaking moms learn when to feed their baby and how to properly position them at the breast.”

“The Latch” and “Breastfeeding in the First Hours” are two videos that will teach moms the importance of breastfeeding early and latching on properly.

“People learn in different ways, and videos combine both visual and auditory learning,” continues Labrie. “By translating these videos, we have removed language as a barrier to breastfeeding. Now all Punjabi-speaking moms can get breastfeeding off to a good start.”

To view the breastfeeding instructional videos and to find more information, visit breastfeedinginpeel.ca or call 905-799-7700 to speak with a public health nurse.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.



Susan Davis
Acting Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 2166

Nicole Labrie
Supervisor, Family Health
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 2648

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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