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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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23
Apr
2014

Online Course Registration and Payment

We are excited to announce that you can register and pay for the courses online! Please visit the Education page.

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21
Jan
2014

Professional Education Opportunities 2014

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: Current Research and Updates”. 2014 course dates Breastfeeding Level One Course February 26-28, May 28-30, August 27-29 Breastfeeding Level Two Course January 22-24, March 26-28, July 9-11, October 29-31, November 26-28 […]

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17
Oct
2013

Why breastfeeding is so great!

Have you seen this great new poster from Healthy Canadians?

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05
Jul
2013

Community supports updated

Looking for breastfeeding support in your community?  Our list of our community breastfeeding supports has been updated.  Please note, some groups do not run over the summer. Check out community breastfeeding supports in Halton!

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30
Apr
2013

Volunteers Needed! Halton Breastfeeding Connection

We believe in the value of breastfeeding. We are a group of volunteer women providing mother-to-mother telephone support. Would you like to join our team of volunteers? Our volunteers need: A belief in the value of breastfeeding At least 4 months of breastfeeding experience and intent to breastfeed for at least 6 months. We offer a 4-hour training session on a regular basis. Trainings are held in different locations throughout Halton. Snacks and lunch are provided and babies are welcome. Telephone calls are made from […]

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