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Halton BFI Education Courses

Education is essential to providing knowledgeable breastfeeding and infant feeding support. The Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative provides Breastfeeding Level I and Level II WHO/UNICEF courses as well as Breastfeeding Updates (refresher courses), Ethics course and Safe Formula Feeding course. Courses and short sessions are designed for health workers interested in enriching their practice and supporting families to meet their goals.

Upcoming Courses

  • Sep 12, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Sep 13, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
    Zoom Webinar
    This course is designed for health workers interested in enriching their practice and supporting families to meet their breastfeeding goals. Courses are held virtually on Zoom.
  • Nov 21, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Nov 22, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
    Zoom Webinar
    This two-day advanced course further explores, promotes and supports human lactation and breastfeeding through examining current evidence-based, best practice. Courses are held virtually on Zoom.

Registration

Please note: 

  • Registration is not secured until payment is received and processed

  • All courses are being offered online through Zoom 

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IBCLE CERPs (applied for annually)

  • Level I Breastfeeding: 12 L CERPs

  • Level II Breastfeeding: 11 L, and 1 E CERPs

  • Breastfeeding Updates: 6 L CERPs

  • Standing on Solid Ground: 6 E CERPs

 

Please note that CERPs are determined by IBLCE and are subject to change.  CMEs can be applied for individually by the participant.

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Our Facilitator: 

Kathleen O’Grady Venter is a registered nurse and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Kathy is a breastfeeding educator and BFHI/BFI consultant and co-author with Marianne Brophy of the “Making a Difference” Courses for Health Care Professionals which are offered through Quintessence Foundation.

Kathy is a WHO|UNICEF trained BFHI Assessor and Trainer (1991) and BFI Lead Assessor for the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada.

Other work: Past Chair for the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC). Co-Chair of the BCC Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Assessment Committee.

Currently Kathy works as a lactation consultant at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and was the recipient of the Canadian Lactation Consult Association Award for Clinical Excellence.

Kathy’s passion is systems level change and knowledge translation to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based best practice.

  • Andrea McAmmond, BScN, RN, IBCLC (Temporarily Unavailable until January 2024)
    Name of business(es): The Nursing Nurses Email:thenursingnurses@gmail.com Website: thenursingnurses.com Virtual Appointments Available Areas served In Person: Hamilton, Halton and Mississauga (Can travel outside of these areas for a fee for KM) Languages Served: English Translation Available in: N/A
  • Anita Arora, IBCLC
    Name of business(es): Happy Baby Help, The World of my Baby (WOMB Phone number(s): 647-200-5880, 905-842-2434 Email: happybabyhelp@gmail.com, hello@thewomb.ca Website: www.happybabyhelp.com, www.thewomb.ca Address: Lyndhurst Dr, Oakville, ON Virtual Appointments available Areas served In Person: Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke and some parts of Toronto. Clinics are available in Milton and Oakville Languages Served: English and Hindi Translation available in: Hindi
  • Ashley Pickett, IBCLC*
    *OHIP-covered services available with referral. Please contact the LC for further information. Name of business: Ashley Pickett IBCLC Phone number: 647-969-0433 (please text or email) Email:ashleypickettibclc@gmail.com, Website: www.AshleyPickett.com/feeding*, OntarioBreastfeedingClinic.ca ** www.kidscorner.ca*** Address: Abaton Integrative Medicine, Oakville(clinic visits) Virtual appointments available Areas served In Person: Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton. Languages served: English Translation available in: N/A Sliding scale payments available if needed * Private Pay Visits - virtual, at Abaton (Oakville office) or home visits, within 48 hours. No referral required. Call Abaton to book at 905-580--3333 ** OHIP covered via OBC - virtual, or at Abaton (Oakville office). Referral required. Within 1-2 weeks of referral received. Text ASHLEY to 877-822-1105. *** KisdCorner Medical - Tongue tie assessment/release UNDER # MONTHS. Referral forms at KidsCorner.ca, must mention BF Clinic. Within 1-2 weeks.
  • Attie Sandink, RN, IBCLC*
    *OHIP-covered services available with referral. Please contact the LC for further information. Name of business(es): Birth and Baby Needs Phone number(s): 289-244-0442 Email: attie.sandink@gmail.com Website:www.birthandbabyneeds.com Address: 1022 Waterdown Rd, Burlington Areas served In Person: Oakville, Burlington, Waterdown Hamilton, Carlisle, Grimsby, Campbellville, Milton, Caledonia, Niagara, Guelph and Cambridge Languages served: English Translation available in: (Clients may bring their own translators)
  • Azura Goodman RN, IBCLC
    Name of business: Azura Infant Feeding Support Phone number: 416-906-0163 Email: azurainfantfeeding@icloud.com Website: www.azurainfantfeeding.com Virtual Appointments Available Areas served: Halton (Oakville, Milton, Burlington), Mississauga, Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, Cambridge, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Languages Served: English Translation Available: N/A
  • Basia Cook, RN, IBCLC*
    *OHIP-covered services available with referral. Please contact the LC for further information. Name of Business(es): Ancaster Pediatric & Breastfeeding Clinic Phone Number: 905-304-8017 Fax: 905-304-8004 Email:ancasterpediatric@gmail.com Address: 1144 Wilson St W. Suite 103, Ancaster Areas Served In Person: All appointments are in clinic in Ancaster. Please contact Basia for more information Languages Served: English, Polish Translation Available in: N/A
  • Belinda Vallecoccia RN, IBCLC, CCCE
    Name of business(es): Bump to Baby Family Services Phone number(s): 416-806-2704 Email:info@bumptobabyfamilyservices.com Website: bumptobabyfamilyservices.com Address: N/A Virtual appointments available Areas served In Person: Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Brampton and surrounding areas Languages Served: English Translation available in: N/A
  • Bernadette Adkins, RN, BScN, IBCLC (Temporarily Unavailable until January 2024)
    Name of business: The Nursing Nurses Email:thenursingnurses@gmail.com Website: thenursingnurses.com Virtual Appointments Available Areas served In Person: Hamilton and area, Halton region (All other areas km fee will be added). These are in home visits Languages Served: English Translation Available in: N/A
  • Bianca Karschti RN, IBCLC
    Name of business(es): Bianca Karschti IBCLC Infant Feeding Support and Education Phone number(s): 905-928-8614 Email:biancas8@me.com Website: N/A Address: N/A Virtual appointments available Areas Served In Person: Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby, Hamilton, Ancaster, Caledonia, Brantford, Paris, St. George. Please contact Bianca if you are within the outskirts/rural parts of these areas or for more information Languages served: English Translation available in: N/A
  • Caitlin Black-Allen, IBCLC
    Name of Business(s): Nurture Lactation Services Phone Number(s): 647-836-4475 Email:nurturelc@gmail.com Website: www.nurturelactationservices.com Address: Mississauga Virtual appointments available Area served In Person: Halton and Peel Regions Languages served: English, French Translation available in: N/A
  • Camilla Aviss, RN, BHSc(N), IBCLC, PMH-C*
    *OHIP-covered services available with referral. Please contact the LC for further information. Name of business(es): Camilla Aviss Consulting Ltd. Phone number(s): N/A Email:camilla@camillaaviss.com Website:www.camillaaviss.com Virtual appointments available Areas served In Person: In both Burlington and Hamilton Clinics. For OHIP covered virtual lactation consults or In-Person visits at either clinic, please book through the following link: https://ontariobreastfeedingclinic.ca/ Languages Served: English Translation available in: N/A
  • Hayley Bennison, IBCLC
    Name of business(es): The Wholechild Company Phone number(s): 647-828-3077 Email:bennisonh@gmail.com Website:www.wholechildco.com Address: 1022 Waterdown Rd, Burlington Virtual appointments available Areas served In Person: Offering both in-home services in Halton, Hamilton, (including Brantford) and Peel Region and in clinic at The WOMB in Burlington Languages served: English Translation available in: N/A
  • Kristen Monaghan, IBCLC
    Name of business: The Sleep Sisters, Nourish Them Phone number: 905-467-0081, 437-499-2428 Email: kristen.thesleepsisters@gmail.com, kristen@nourishthem.ca Website: www.thesleepsisters.com, www.nourishthem.ca Address: - The Sleep Sisters: Burlington, ON Virtual Appointments Available, - Nourish Them: 1166 South Service Road West, Oakville, ON (No Virtual Appointments Available) Areas served In Person: - The Sleep Sisters: Burlington, Waterdown, Hamilton, Dundas, Oakville, Milton, Cambridge, and Grimsby. (Can travel outside of area for an additional fee). - Nourish Them: Clinic visits only Languages Served: English Translation Available in: N/A (Clients may bring their own translator to appointment).
  • Kusum Koshy - RN, BSN, IBCLC
    Name of business: Hope, Women and Babies Phone Number: 204-892-0536 Email: lactationconsultant@hopewomenandbabies.ca Website: hopewomenandbabies.ca Address: 3320,Springvale Court, Burlington, ON, L7M 3Y6 Virtual Appointments Available Areas served In Person: Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Waterdown Languages Served: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil Translation Available in: N/A
  • Lauren Jenkins, DC, IBCLC
    Name of business(es): LaurenJWellness, The WOMB, Birth & Baby Needs Phone number(s): 905-973-0223 Email(s): laurenjwellness@gmail.com; Dr.Lauren@thewomb.ca. Website: www.laurenjwellness.com Address(es): Home visits available or in clinic at either 1159 King Rd., Burlington, or 1022 Waterdown Rd., Burlington. Virtual Appointments available: On request Areas served In Person: Burlington, Waterdown, Oakville, Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Grimsby Languages Served: English Translation available in: N/A
  • Lea Anne Hill RN, IBCLC
    Name of business(es): Intuitive Baby Phone number(s): 647-818-9847 Email:intuitivebaby@gmail.com Website: N/A Address: N/A Virtual appointments available Areas Served In Person: Georgetown and Acton, and select areas of Brampton and Milton Languages Served: English Translation available in: N/A
  • Maryam Azhdari, International midwife, IBCLC, Infant Massage Instructor*
    *OHIP-covered services available with referral. Please contact the LC for further information. Name of business(es): Maryam Azhdari, BHSc Midwifery, Infant Massage Instructor, IBCLC Phone number(s): 905-617-3997 Email: maryam.az.ibclc@gmail.com Website: www.maryamazhdari-ibclc.com Address: Oakville, ON Virtual appointments available Areas served In Person: Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton, Waterdown, Mississauga, Ancaster Languages Served: English, Farsi and Turkish(Azari) Translation available in: N/A

Page last updated February 2024

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