October 2nd   Featuring  Key Note Speaker: James McKenna The Return of Humankind's Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement. Session 1) Setting the Stage: Why We Need the Concept Session 2) Neurobiology, Psychobiology and Importance of Mother-Infant, Father-Infant Contact Where: Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church (virtual tour) 50 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON

JUST RELEASEDExpressing, Collecting, and Storing of Human Milk ProtocolThe BFI Strategy for Ontario and Toronto Public Health are pleased to announce a second revised Breastfeeding Protocol called Expressing, Collecting, and Storing of Human Milk designed to assist healthcare providers with clinical care and support of

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding worldwide. Each year WABA selects a theme for World Breastfeeding Week and the 2019 theme is Empower parents, Enable breastfeeding. Empowerment requires evidence-based factual information and support to create

BREASTFEEDING COMMITTEE FOR CANADA. Baby-Friendly Initiative  Symposium October 1-3, 2019. Yellowknife. Northwest Territories. Canada.   BEYOND THE TEN STEPS: CRITICAL CONNECTIONS FOR TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada is the national authority for the Baby Friendly Initiative - a global quality improvement initiative developed by the WHO/UNICEF that promotes optimal maternal and

Are you looking for a new challenge and an exciting way to support Baby-Friendly Initiative implementation within the province? The BFI Ontario Executive has three positions that are currently available. We encourage you to review the information below and consider. 1) Complete the Expression of Interest form. 2)

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has released new evidence-based recommendations regarding the benefits and risks of bedsharing for mother-infant pairs who have initiated breastfeeding and are in home settings. The protocol emphasizes that all parents should be educated in regards to safe bedsharing since bedsharing

The BFI Strategy for Ontario and Toronto Public Health are pleased to announce the next revised Breastfeeding Protocol called How the Breast Works. This foundational protocol provides insight into the workings of the breast in preparation for and during breastfeeding. Breast anatomy, and the physiology of

Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Value Proposition The BFI Value Proposition is now available at http://bit.ly/BFIValueProposition. This document provides key conversation points for discussions about BFI, why organizations should implement BFI best practices, and what role leaders can take in supporting their staff with BFI implementation. It can be

On behalf of the BFI Symposium Planning Committee, we are writing to advise you that the deadline for the abstract submission has been extended to May 31, 2019 11:59:00 PST.  The language on the abstract submission page of the BFI Symposium website (https://www.bfisymposium.ca/ ) has also been updated.  Abstract submissions are

To submit an abstract: https://www.bfisymposium.ca/call-for-abstracts For all inquiries, contact us by email or phone: Department of Health and Social Services Government of the Northwest Territories Kyla Wright bccbfisymposium@gmail.com +1 867 767 9064 ext. 49242 Mársı | Kinanāskomitin | Thank you | Merci | Hąį’ | Quana | Qujannamiik | Quyanainni | Máhsı | Máhsı

The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada presents a three-day interactive symposium with experiential learning opportunities that will investigate how health equity and social justice approaches can inform the Baby-Friendly Initiative and its implementation in Canada. It is well known that families and communities in Canada can experience

We are seeking feedback from parents who have given birth within the past few years in Ontario. Please pass the following link along to mother-to-mother support groups in your area and any other contacts who might be able to distribute the survey. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VMSNL6Q The

Supporting the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Designation and Re-designation: Why It Matters! The webinar will be held on Monday March 18th, 12 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)Speaker: Kathy O’Grady Venter RN, IBCLC Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, Lead Assessor Who should attend: Community health service and hospital practice leads in maternal-newborn programs including

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