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10
Jul
2016

World Breastfeeding Week 2016

  Halton BFI World Breastfeeding Week Family Picnic in the Park Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with the Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative! This year’s World Breastfeeding Week 2016 theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well-being from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share. What better way to celebrate than enjoying a fun day outdoors with […]

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13
Mar
2016

Tigers film documentary

Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative and Halton Green Screens are collaborating to bring you this insightful and moving film. Thursday April 14th, 2016 7pm Film.ca 171 Speers Road, Oakville Film Length: 90 min Rating: 14A Tigers is a new film by Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic based on the true story of a former Nestlé baby milk salesman in Pakistan called Syed Aamir Raza taking on the industry with the help of IBFAN (the International Baby Food Action Network) when he realises that babies are dying as a […]

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10
Feb
2016

Calling all Knitters!

We now have a new way to be involved and support the Halton BFI. We are looking for knitters to make knitted demonstration breasts for us. They will be used to teach professionals, volunteers and parents about breastfeeding. Our first goal is to provide these as completion prizes for participants in our education courses. If you or someone you know is interested in knitting demonstration breasts for us, please email us. Here are two different patterns. Take a look at both as they appeal to different […]

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23
Oct
2015

Halton BFI Community Supports updated

There is a new version of the Halton BFI community supports available. We are excited to announce that there is a new breastfeeding drop-in available in East Oakville. This Drop-in runs on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9.30-10.30am at Your Health Wellness Centre, 1158 Winston Churchill Boulevard, Oakville.

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07
Oct
2015

Professional Education Opportunities 2016

The Halton BFI supports education for all health care professionals Education is essential to provide knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby Friendly Initiative provides an ongoing cycle of education for healthcare providers by offering both the Level one and Level two WHO/Unicef Breastfeeding 18 hour courses. 2016 course dates Breastfeeding Level One Course January 27-29, June 22-24, October 26-28 Breastfeeding Level Two Course May 11-13, November 23-25 Please visit again for more information, including course brochures and how to register.

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07
Jul
2015

Exciting Contest for Halton’s Breastfeeding Moms!

The Halton Baby-friendly Initiative is pleased to be kicking off our celebration of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 -7) early by announcing an exciting contest in partnership with the Nursing Moms Project! Halton’s breastfeeding moms have the chance to win one of twelve professional photo shoots to capture the special experience of nursing their child, including an 8×10” print of their choice. The photos will be used to promote the normalization of breastfeeding in our community. How to Enter: Fill out the following form by […]

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09
May
2015

MILK (a film by Noemi Weis)

The Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative is very excited to announce showing of the newly released film MILK (a film by Noemi Weis) on June 1st and 3rd in at the @film.ca theatre on Speers Road in Oakville. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit our website: http://www.babyfriendlyhalton.ca/milk-a-film-by-noemi-weis/ We expect this event to be very popular and tickets are limited so buy your tickets soon to avoid disappointment! Tickets are $15 in advance via PayPal or $20 cash only at the door (subject to availability). […]

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26
Oct
2014

Professional Education Opportunities 2015

The Halton BFI supports education for all health care professionals Education is essential to provide knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby Friendly Initiative provides an ongoing cycle of education for healthcare providers by offering both the Level one and Level two WHO/Unicef Breastfeeding 18 hour courses as well as a one day refresher course “Breastfeeding Updates”. 2015 course dates Breastfeeding Level One Course February 25-27, October 21-23 Breastfeeding Level Two Course May 13-15, November 18-20 One day refresher – Breastfeeding: Current research and Updates June […]

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14
Oct
2014

The Breastfeeding Matters Handbook is now available for download in 12 additional languages!

The Breastfeeding Matters Handbook “Breastfeeding Matters: An important guide to breastfeeding for women and their families” (Source: Best Start by Health Nexus). You can download this book for free by clicking the links below. Breastfeeding Matters in English Breastfeeding Matters in French Breastfeeding Matters in Arabic Breastfeeding Matters in Bengali Breastfeeding Matters in Chinese (Simplified) Breastfeeding Matters in Farsi Breastfeeding Matters in Gujarati Breastfeeding Matters in Hindi Breastfeeding Matters in Korean Breastfeeding Matters in Punjabi Breastfeeding Matters in Russian Breastfeeding Matters in Serbian Breastfeeding Matters […]

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15
Aug
2014

Our new community policy is here!

Please visit HBFI Policy page for our new community policy!

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