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20150505_110453 (2)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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The newest document from BFI Ontario and the Best Start Resource Centre is now available to download. You can find it here!

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The BFI Ontario Information Sheet.

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BCC Breastfeeding Definitions & Data Collection

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The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC) is pleased to introduce the updated Breastfeeding Definitions and Data Collection Periods document. (Note: the date on the footer for the updated version is December 31, 2012.) This document was developed by a sub-committee of the BCC’s Provincial Territorial BFI Committee after consultation with a wide group of clinicians, academics, and policy makers.

The BCC definitions describe the human milk intake of infants but do not specify how the infant has received the human milk, nor do the definitions specify the types of other liquids or foods the infant may have received. Algorithms to assist in collecting data to identify breastfeeding exclusivity and duration are provided for infants from birth to 5 completed months of age and for infants 6 months or more of age.

The Breastfeeding Definitions and Data Collection document is intended to be used in conjunction with the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC) BFI Integrated 10 Steps Practice Outcome Indicators for Hospitals and Community Health Services which describe the international standards for the WHO/UNICEF Global Criteria within the Canadian context. This document is available on the BCC website and may be accessed at Breastfeeding Definitions and Data Collection Periods.

Additional documents and resources providing information on the BFI assessment process and calculation of exclusive breastfeeding statistics is also available on the BCC website.

If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada by email at info@breastfeedingcanada.ca or via the contact form on the BCC website.

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Final BFI Assessment Process and Costs

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Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants Recommendations from Birth to Six Months - has now been officially released (see info  below  Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants - Recommendations from Birth to Six Months(www.healthcanada.gc.ca/infantnutrition)). The work on updating these national infant feeding guidelines began about 2.5 years ago, replacing the last complete guidelines (1998). Work continues on the next stage of the document which will cover  6 months to 2 years.

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Every baby deserves a fighting chance.

By collecting, pasteurizing and distributing donated human milk, The Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank offers the extensive health benefits of donor human milk to the most vulnerable babies across the province. The Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank is a non-profit organization and a joint initiative of Mount Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

"Becoming a milk donor could be a life altering decision for a baby who is medically fragile. It is a generous and impactful gift that we hope Ontario mothers will make" - Dr. Sharon Unger, Medical Director, Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank.

Milk Bank Ontario Presentation Sept 2012

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Link to official website

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Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants Recommendations from Birth to Six Months - has now been officially released (see info  below Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants - Recommendations from Birth to Six Months). The work on updating these national infant feeding guidelines began about 2.5 years ago, replacing the last complete guidelines (1998). Work continues on the next stage of the document which will cover  6 months to 2 years.

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