Education Opportunities

There are many opportunities around Ontario for breastfeeding education. If you know of one that you would like to post please send an email to Webmaster and we will post it here.

Guelph General Hospital Courses

Breastfeeding for Healthcare Professionals Course- Level 1 & Level 2

Poster: Breastfeeding for Healthcare Professionals

Lectures interspersed with group discussions, case studies, videos and case presentations

Feedback from previous course participants:

  • Kathy’s vast knowledge is presented in a practical way
  • Loved the way the course material is
    delivered, the days flew by
  • I feel confident that I can take these ideas and use them each day
  • The best 3 day course, ever!

The prerequisite for the Level Two is successful completion of Level One.

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Contact Margaret Sherratt RN IBCLC with any questions regarding the course:

(519) 822-5350 x2241 OR

Halton BFI Education Courses

Education is essential to providing knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative provides Level One and Level Two 18 hour WHO/Unicef breastfeeding courses throughout the year. One day Breastfeeding Updates (refresher courses) are also held once per year.

The prerequisite for the Level Two is successful completion of Level One.

CERPs allocated by IBCLE
  • Level One breastfeeding: 18.5 L CERPs
  • Level Two breastfeeding: 16 L CERPs and 2E CERPs
  • Breastfeeding Updates course: 5.2 L CERPs

CMEs can be applied for individually by the participant.

Level 1 Course

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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.

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  • Facilitators:
    • Linda J. Smith, MPH, IBCLC, FACCE, FILCA
    • Elisabeth Sterken, MSc, BSc, Dt., Director INFACT Canada
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Want to gain confidence and skills to trouble shoot breastfeeding problems to help your patients?

This summer Ottawa will be hosting TWO innovative clinical breastfeeding medicine conferences for physicians and other health care providers (Nurse practitioners, Midwives, RNs, Lactation Consultants, and students of these fields) who are looking for 1) clinical breastfeeding medicine training, OR 2) continuing education in advanced breastfeeding medicine skills and knowledge. You are welcome to attend both.

The Milk Mob organization will be bringing this innovative format to Ottawa which includes international guest speakers with a strong representation of Canadians as well. The Milk Mob is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to optimize the promotion and support of breastfeeding for families in the outpatient sector. The Milk Mob is dedicated to building Breastfeeding Friendly Medical Systems and Communities.

July 5th, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 
One-day Primary Care Breastfeeding Medicine Basics for Physicians and other Providers

This course is directed towards building up physician confidence and knowledge base to help Mother-Baby dyads establish breastfeeding as well as troubleshoot common breastfeeding problems and provide appropriate interventions and management strategies to help the dyad succeed at their goals. This course if great for those in primary care practice settings (family medicine, pediatrics, OBGYN) who wish to have more tools in their toolbox to troubleshoot common breastfeeding problems.

For more information and to register, please visit: Here

Curriculum: Here

July 6-8th, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Advanced Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Case Symposium for Physicians and other Providers

This symposium is designed for physicians and other health care providers who currently practice breastfeeding medicine, or who have sufficient knowledge to practice. Its case-based learning format will allow for in-depth discussions among participants on innovative strategies to manage various complex breastfeeding medicine problems. Participation will be limited to 75 individuals.

For more information and to register go to: Here

To see brochure and speakers: Here


CME credits for both available through the American Academy of Family Physicians.

CERPS are applied through the International Board of Certified Lactation Educators.


CAPPA Lactation Education Workshop

June 21, 22, 23, 2018

This is more than just a breastfeeding course -- it is a course that pushes you beyond your borders. Learn not only the research, the anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding but also how to share your knowledge by teaching others or supporting your staff and patients in a better way.

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