What is the Route du lait
The Route du lait is a group of breastfeeding-friendly public and commercial establishments. They allow mothers to enter their establishments to breastfeed their children.
Nourri-Source Montreal is rolling out this initiative on the island of Montreal.
Its goal is to encourage breastfeeding in public places and to normalize breastfeeding in the community.
The interactive map
Initiated in 2013, the Route du lait now has a network of more than 250 Montreal establishments, all of which can be found on the interactive map on the website. A mobile application has also been designed and allows the geolocation of all participating establishments. Thanks to the stickers displayed in the windows of the establishments, mothers can easily locate the places where they can breastfeed without any obligation to buy.
Why a Route du lait?
As recognized in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, every person has the right to breastfeed their child in a public place, without discrimination, and every child has the right to be breastfed.
It is with this in mind that Nourri-Source Montreal has given itself the mandate to create breastfeeding-friendly environments in commercial and community spaces.
In 2007, the CLSC La Petite-Patrie's child and family team launched "La petite route du lait". Starting in 2009, families collaborated on the project to include businesses in the Villeray neighbourhood in this milk route.
In 2016, thanks to the precious collaboration of the tables de concertation petite enfance de La Petite-Patrie et de Villeray and the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'île-de-Montréal, Nourri-Source Montréal updates and integrates "La petite route du lait" into its network.
Today, the Route du lait in La Petite-Patrie and Villeray has more than one hundred partner businesses.
Public establishments on the Route du lait of Nourri-Source Montreal
Private establishments of the Route du Lait of Nourri-Source Montréal