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16
Mar
2020

Important note re community breastfeeding supports and COVID-19

Important note re community breastfeeding supports and COVID-19: Due to the current public health concerns about COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) we advise you to check directly with the organizer before attending any of the breastfeeding supports listed on our website. Many organizations in Halton are temporarily closed to the public. If you would like breastfeeding telephone support, please call 311 to speak to a public health nurse. Some private lactation consultants are providing video call support.

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16
Mar
2020

Halton BFI meetings and education courses cancelled

Due to current public health concerns about COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Halton BFI has made the following cancellations: Halton BFI monthly general meetings Halton BFI general meeting on Friday March 27, 2020 at the Halton Regional Centre in Oakville We will reassess in early April regarding the general meeting scheduled for April 24. Halton BFI education courses Halton BFI Formula Fed Infant: Protection and Support education courses on Friday March 27, 2020 at the Halton Regional Centre in Oakville. Halton BFI level one breastfeeding education […]

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04
Feb
2020

New video – Breastfeeding in Halton

The Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative is proud to present our new video highlighting all the ways families can receive breastfeeding support in the Halton community. This video features local parents on their journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond. The video is available under Breastfeeding Supports on the HBFI website (CLICK HERE) For more information about any of the supports or services in this video, please visit babyfriendlyhalton.ca/support or halton.ca.  

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16
Dec
2019

Halton Breastfeeding Supports – Holiday Hours

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic Closed December 25th Closed December 26th Closed January 1st All other hours remain the same Milton District Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic Closed December 24th Closed December 25th Closed December 26th Closed January 1st Open January 3rd, 12:30 to 3:30 pm Joseph Brant Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic Closed December 25th All other hours remain the same ROCK/EarlyON Child and Family Center Burlington Breastfeeding Clinic Closed December 19 to January 5 Regular hours resume on January 6

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30
Sep
2019

Join us to #EmpowerParentsEnableBreastfeeding this Canadian Breastfeeding week!

Happy #CanadianBreastfeedingWeek! Let’s join together to #EmpowerParentsEnableBreastfeeding. #Breastfeeding requires encouragement and support from family members, health care providers and the community! Let’s get talking with our community about Canadian Breastfeeding Week! Post on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram about breastfeeding during Canadian Breastfeeding Week and tag @HaltonBFI! Hashtags to use…. #EmpowerParentsEnableBreastfeeding #Breastfeeding #CanadianBreastfeedingWeek #CBW2019 Put up a Canadian Breastfeeding Week poster at your organization Life-size cutouts of mothers in our hospitals Come and visit a life-size cutout display of a mother breastfeeding at any hospital in #Halton! (Joseph Brant Hospital, […]

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09
Sep
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: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Fortinos Community Room, 2515 Appleyby Line, Burlington   Register by email or phone by Monday, September 16th to: Jane Smithson (Jane.smithson@halton.ca) or 905-825-6000 or toll free 1-866-442-5866, ext. 2912 Together, let’s make breastfeeding the norm in Halton!

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06
Sep
2019

Register now for the 2019 Canadian Breastfeeding Week Nature Hike Friday October 4th!

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with the Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative… The 2019 Canadian Breastfeeding Week theme is EMPOWER parents ENABLE breastfeeding! Join us Friday October 4th 10:00am – 1:00pm at Robert Edmondson Conservation Area in Milton! Register now!

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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

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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