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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

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

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 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

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

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)

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

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

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

Breast milk has become a political issue. At the World Health Assembly the US opposed a resolution promoting breast feeding. Are governments bowing to the food industry at the expense of child health? Do infant formula manufacturers have too much power? Joining us at the

Having the BFI Ontario Display at your event is now easier than ever! Simply go to the BFI Display page in the Members section and fill out the form. We will send the display free of charge! You can also download our information sheets!                        

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