2020 BFION Breastfeeding Week Celebration Resources
"Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet"
In Canada, we celebrate National Breastfeeding Week from October 1st to 7th each year, and use it as an opportunity to raise awareness about the vital importance of protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding in our
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
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
BCC's National BFI Quality Improvement Collaborative Project Newsletter
It has been just over a year since the National QI Collaborative Project began and lots of wonderful progress is being made! Check out the newsletter below to hear about the work that has been done over the
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.
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
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 2021 theme is Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility.It is everybody's responsibility to provide evidence-based factual
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
The BFI Strategy for Ontario has completed a provincial report card and value proposition about BFI implementation in the province. BFI Ontario and BORN were partners in the initial stages and advisors during the development of the documents.The data is striking, and you will also
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
We are pleased to share some very exciting news from the BCC Board. The BCC is excited to announce that the Public Health Agency of Canada is funding $1.3 million over five years to improve maternal infant health by increasing breastfeeding rates in Canada. The
Guest blog by Kathy O’Grady Venter and Marianne Brophy. Kathy (Toronto) and Marianne (Vancouver) are both IBCLCs (1990) and UNICEF-trained BFI assessors and educators (1994), working on the implementation and assessment of the BFI in Canada and internationally.
As a duo of seasoned Baby-Friendly Initiative supporters, we