National Breastfeeding Week!!

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National Breastfeeding Week!!

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 children. Available in English and currently being translated to French.
  • National Breastfeeding Week Speaker series – October 2-5 at 12-1:00+ PM (EDT);  the talks are FREE but registration is required; CERPS available.

National Breastfeeding Week Speaker Series:

Monday October 2nd:
The cost of suboptimal breastfeeding in Ontario, Canada: A health system costing study 
(Returning guest speaker, Dr. Sandra Hoy)
1.0 L CERPS allocated
Learn more about Dr. Hoy’s research and consider ways that the research findings can help inform breastfeeding advocacy efforts in Canada.

Tuesday October 3rd:
More milk sooner
(Naida Hawkins)
1.0 L CERPS allocated
Reflect on prenatal preparation for optimal milk production: leading practice and research to increase self-efficacy and confidence. Learn skills for health care professionals and parents.

Wednesday October 4th:
Relationship Focused Care
(Janine McClure, Teresa Johnson, Claire Gallant)
Learn the importance of relationship when implementing the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI).  Explore how BFI practices support an infant’s mental health.

Thursday October 5th:
The Journey To BFI Designation – St. Paul’s Hospital and Ft. McMurray Public Health
(KathiLee Volk, Andrea Firmani)
1.25 L CERPS allocated
Hear about the BFI journeys of a hospital and public health unit. A successful team approach can overcome challenges such as providing immediate and uninterrupted skin-to-skin with Caesarean births, implementing BFI practices during natural emergencies and providing outreach to isolated communities.

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