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The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Canada: A Narrative Review   "These results underscore the urgent need for enhanced implementation of the BFHI across Canada." The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Canada: A Narrative Review

  The Canadian Pediatric Society has released their position statement on Skin-to-Skin Care for Term and Preterm infants: "The safety and feasibility of providing SSC has been established in term and preterm infants, and SSC is recommended as best practice for all infants. " For more information click

Our first membership meeting of 2024 is on Friday January 26th at 12 - 1 pm. To receive the link for the meeting, please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErf-iuqj0vEtGZntaEq6ZhLoywDKcoitcF Hot Topic Presentation: Enhancing the Patient Experience - Labour & Delivery Sensory Room Initiative Hear how Stratford's Maternal Child Unit is the 1st in

The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC) has been busy planning for National Breastfeeding Week! Visit the BCC website and look under the National Breastfeeding Week tab for the following: National Breastfeeding Week Toolkit – a toolkit packed with ideas and resources for healthcare providers, facilities, parents and

Physiological Infant Care - Managing Nighttime Breastfeeding in Young Infants The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has just released a new protocol titled, "Physiological Infant Care - Managing Nighttime Breastfeeding in the Young Infant". Along with this 2023 protocol, there is a parent handout titled, "Physiological Infant Care

Lancet Series Launched Feb 8th The 2023 Lancet series on breastfeeding was launched Feb. 8th which includes information about predatory marketing of formula companies. The editorial and 3 articles are free to download on the Lancet website. There is a video that provides an overview of

Our AGM is happening April 21st at 12 noon EDT. Click on this Zoom link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpcemrrjsoGNfMag6Tv5C5takqH7se3zNh To prepare, please review the following documents that will be discussed at the meeting: 1. MINUTES from 2022 AGM 2. AGENDA for 2023 AGM 3. BFI Ontario Annual Report

Briefing Note Briefing Note Date: December 20, 2022 Subject/Issue: Some BFI Ontario members have been inquiring about a document sent to Ontario public health units from Public Health Ontario titled, “Q & A consideration for re-designating as Baby-Friendly”.1 The document has sparked confusion about the importance of Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) designation

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Breastfeeding Committee for Canada recommends breastfeeding women/persons can be offered a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine series as the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks. The COVID-19 mRNA vaccine series has a 95% efficacy for preventing serious disease for the adult population and common side effects are mild. Breastfeeding women/persons should

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