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

October 2nd Due to continued concerns over COVID-19, the BFI Expo 2020 has been cancelled. We look forward to bringing Dr James McKenna when this pandemic is over.    Featuring  Key Note Speaker: James McKenna The Return of Humankind's Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement. Session 1) Setting

WHO Breastfeeding and COVID - 19 FAQ  provides responses to questions that have arisen about the recommendations that were released on March 13, 2020 (www.who.int/publications-detail/clinical-management-of-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-when-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-is-suspected ) The interim guidance and FAQ reflect: the available evidence regarding transmission risks of COVID-19 through breastmilk the protective effects of

Feeding your Baby and Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby have been updated! They are now available in high quality pdf’s (free!) Print copies can also be purchased at $1.50 each. To access click the links below: Feeding-Your-Baby Healthy Eating Healthy Baby Print Copies for Purchase

Here are some links to information about breastfeeding and COVID-19: SafelyFed Canada: http://safelyfed.ca/covid19-resources/ ILCA's Resource Page for Skilled Lactation Providers on COVID-19:   https://ilca.org/covid-19/ The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's Statement on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19):  https://www.bfmed.org/abm-statement-coronavirus La Leche League International's current sheet on Coronavirus & Breastfeeding:  https://lllusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-sheet.pdf

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) booked for Friday March 27th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled as soon as the current situation around COVID-19 settles down a bit. Please take care of yourselves and those close to you in the days ahead. Carolyn Crowley and Wendy

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

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

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)

In preparation for our Annual General Meeting on Friday March 27, please review the Annual Report below from the BFIO Co-Chairs. We will send a final agenda along with the login/call-in information the week prior to the meeting. BFI Ontario Co-Chair Report 2020

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