There are many opportunities in Canada for Baby-Friendly and breastfeeding education.

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BFI 20-Hour Course - Practical Module
For Healthcare Professionals
London, Ontario

This one-day practical workshop supplements key information from the RNAO E-Learning Breastfeeding Course through interactive, hands-on activities and discussion. Content is based on the WHO/UNICEF 20-Hour Lactation Management Course and has been adapted by the Baby-Friendly Initiative Strategy for Ontario and Middlesex-London Health Unit. The workshop supports best practices in the care of prenatal and postpartum women and families around infant feeding.

Where:  BMO Centre, 295 Rectory St. London (Free parking available)

Cost:  $30 (lunch will be provided)

When:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

To register, click on the date you would like to attend: 
Friday January 31, 2020
Wednesday March 11, 2020
Friday April 3, 2020
Thursday May 7, 2020
Wednesday June 17, 2020

Completion of the RNAO Breastfeeding E-Learning Course is required prior to the workshop. Attendees will receive details upon registration. 6 Mainpro+ credits available.

Contact Laura Dueck if you have any questions.

CAPPA Canada Lactation Education Workshop

Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding and supporting both the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother Friendly practices. Additionally, this course begins the coursework to become a certified lactation educator with CAPPA.

Offering 24 CAPPA Contact Hours and Nursing Hours upon request. 21.5 L-Cerps available.

Transform your understanding about what breastfeeding/breast milk really is:

  • An irreplaceable relationship
  • A brain developer
  • A complete immune boost
  • An ever-changing cell structure
  • A living tissue

Transform your professional skills

  • Increase skills of care in the first hours after birth
  • Increase further knowledge to support continued breastfeeding
  • Learn unique strategies for teaching breastfeeding to families
  • Explore adult learning styles
  • Enhance your communication skills

Transform yourself

  • Take the leap to explore new ways to work with families
  • Connect with other women who love working with moms and babies
  • Open your mind about new concepts surrounding breastfeeding
  • Take the first step to becoming certified as a lactation educator with CAPPA

Who should attend: This workshop is valuable for professionals such as Doctors, Midwives, Registered Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Chiropractors, Pharmacists, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Massage therapist, or mothers giving peer support etc. and others who may want to pursue a career as a Certified Lactation Educator. It can also spark your interest into starting your IBCLC Journey.

Offering 21.25 L-CERPS and 24 CAPPA Contact Hours. RD and nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

For more information Click Here

Guelph General Hospital Courses

Nothing available at this time

Halton BFI Education Courses

Education is essential to providing knowledgeable breastfeeding support.

2020 Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative breastfeeding education courses

Registration is now open

Halton BFI will be hosting several education courses for professionals in Oakville, in 2020.
Please see posters hyperlinked below for further details.
New in March 2020: BFI and the Formula Fed Infant.

  • Level 1 & 2 Courses  
  • Breastfeeding Updates
  • BFI for Formula Fed Infants
  • Ethics for Lactation Consultants

For more information and to register:

The INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course

For a sound and basic training in breastfeeding support. The course is meant for any person wishing to understand the practice of and issues surrounding breastfeeding more fully. The goal of the INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course is to facilitate the need to provide those working with mothers and their families the information required to adequately support breastfeeding.

  • Home
  • Facilitators:
    • Linda J. Smith, MPH, IBCLC, FACCE, FILCA
    • Elisabeth Sterken, MSc, BSc, Dt., Director INFACT Canada
  • Register

Step 2 education

A Canadian online provider of a variety of breastfeeding and Baby-Friendly courses for health care providers.

The BFI Breastfeeding Essentials course (20 hours)  may be of particular interest to those needing Baby-Friendly education for their work in a hospital or community setting.

Check out the Step 2 Education website Here

The Provincial Authority for The Baby-Friendly Initiative

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