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05
Jul
2019

Register now for the HBFI 2019 Family Picnic August 1!

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with the Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative… The 2019 World Breastfeeding Week theme is EMPOWER parents ENABLE breastfeeding! Join us Thursday August 1st between 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Milton Community Sports Park for a family picnic! Register now!

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11
Jun
2019

Information about medication use while pregnant or breastfeeding

The Motherisk helpline was discontinued on April 16, 2019. There is currently no Canadian phone line or website for counseling on medication use while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information. There are several non-profit USA websites and apps with information: MotherToBaby, LactMed, and Infant Risk Centre. For more information, visit our online supports.

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10
Jun
2019

Halton Multiculturalism Day 2019

Join HBFI on June 28th, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm at the Milton Community Park (805 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton) “Multiculturalism Day” picnic is a celebration of the rich cultural diversity in Halton. It is an opportunity to learn about our neighbours and to celebrate our differences. The event is a part of HMC’s effort to foster social harmony, integration and build strong and peaceful multicultural community. The event is free for all and everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome!  We look forward to seeing […]

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10
Jun
2019

Updated Breastfeeding Community Supports

The HBFI Breastfeeding Community Supports resource has been recently updated. You can find the most recent version HERE, as well as on our Breastfeeding Supports – Community Drop-in Groups page. Please Note: We do our best to maintain an up-to-date list, but groups may change.  Please visit our Community Drop-in Groups page for the most current information.

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09
Jun
2019

Promoting Breastfeeding in Public Spaces – Volunteer Training

Are you interested in: Educating businesses about how they can support breastfeeding families? Increasing awareness of breastfeeding rights? Normalizing breastfeeding in public? Our volunteers visit local businesses as their schedules allow. Upcoming Training: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Halton Region Health Department, 76-280 Guelph St., Georgetown OR Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Longo’s, The Loft, RioCan Centre, 3455 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville (just east of Burloak)   Register by email or phone ASAP for Georgetown location and by […]

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14
Dec
2018

Halton Breastfeeding Clinic Holiday Closures 2018

The following closures and holiday schedules are in effect for the upcoming holiday season.  If you are unsure of whether or not a clinic is open, please contact them directly prior to visiting the clinic. PUBLIC CLINICS OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (OTMH) Closed Dec 25, 26 and Jan 1 Regular hours 7 days per week   MILTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL (MDH) Closed Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 26, Dec 31, Jan 1, Jan 4 Open Dec 27 6-8.30pm, Dec 28 10am-1pm, Jan 2 1-4pm, Jan 3 […]

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22
Nov
2018

Join us on December 7th for our Annual General Meeting!

Halton BFI’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) is coming up on Friday, December 7th from 9am -12pm. The meeting will be held at the Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville in the Scotchblock/Merton room. Please visit the event page HERE for more info.

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05
Oct
2018

Volunteer Opportunities for Social Media and Display Coordinator Roles

Update January 2019: The Social Media Coordinator role has been filled.  If you’re interested in the Display Coordinator role, please contact us! We need your help! We have two positions vacant on the Halton BFI Executive Committee!  We are on the hunt for a Display Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator.  If you think you fit one of the role descriptions below, please email us! Display Coordinator Organizes (and ideally stores) indoor and outdoor displays and life-size breastfeeding cutouts. Plans, prepares, delivers and collects displays for events and initiatives. Seeks […]

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30
Sep
2018

CBW Nature Hike postponed due to rainfall forecast

Due to the rainfall forecast for Monday morning, we unfortunately need to postpone the Canadian Breastfeeding Week Nature Hike. Hiking with babies in the rain is not much fun 🙁   We have rescheduled the hike to Thursday October 11, which is our “rain date”. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   If you are already registered for the event through Eventbrite, you will automatically be transferred to the rain date event. If you still wish to attend on Oct 11, then you […]

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17
Sep
2018

Canadian Breastfeeding Week Hike – October 1, 2018

We’re looking forward to celebrating Canadian Breastfeeding Week from October 1st to 7th! This year’s CBW theme, as chosen by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), is Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life. We are celebrating with a nature hike at Crawford Lake! Halton BFI invites families to join us for a guided nature hike at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. Entrance to the park is free for the day, so you are welcome to explore the rest of the park after the event. This event is […]

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