Baby-Friendly Initiative & Formula Fed Infant: Protection & Support Course...

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Halton Region Woodlands Paramedic Building

1179 Bronte Road

Oakwood room

Oakville, ON L6M4G4


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Education is essential to providing knowledgeable infant feeding support. This half day course provides information on the Baby-Friendly Initiative and how it supports and protects the formula fed infant.


Kathy Venter - RN, IBCLC


Health care workers and people assisting families with infant feeding who are looking for information on how to improve support of formula feeding families.




A half day course that explores the Baby-Friendly Initiative and how it supports and protects all types of infant feeding, including formula feeding.

Topics covered:

The Baby-Friendly Initiative And How It Protects And Supports The Formula Fed Infant

  • The updated BFHI (2017) : the approach towards non-breastfeeding families
  • How the WHO Code influences the quality and safety of artificial baby foods for the protection of infants and young children.

A Brief History Of Infant Feeding

  • An interesting look at infant foods and feeding equipment
  • Social influences and infant feeding decisions

What Is Infant Formula

  • Composition and manufacturing process
  • Types of formula and Health Canada recommendations

Considering The Formula Fed Infant

  • Informed decisions
  • Cue based responsive feeding and optimal outcomes
  • Recognizing issues: sensitivities and discomforts
  • Finding resources and support

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.

**Course location is subject to change, within Halton Region. Participants will be notified by email of any changes**


What is your cancellation policy?

Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative reserves the right to cancel any course due to under-enrollment, instructor illness, or inclement weather. If a course is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, Halton BFI will attempt to reschedule on the earliest possible date available. Halton BFI is not responsible for any additional costs incurred by attendees due to cancellation or rescheduling.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If you need to cancel your registration, please email us as soon as possible. All course cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee.

If your cancellation is received

  • 6 or more weeks prior to the course start date, you will receive a 90% refund.
  • 2-6 weeks prior to the course start date, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • less than two weeks prior to the course start date, no refund will be provided.

You may also request a one-time transfer to a later course date (if available) by emailing us. However, if you choose this option and are unable to attend the course you transferred to, no refund will be issued.

Please note that if a refund is issued, it may take up to 10 business days to process and receive your money back.

What if I need to cancel and I added purchase protection when I registered?

If you added purchase protection when you registered for the course, then you need to contact FanShield directly for support with your refund.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable to someone else?

Yes, this option is available. Please see next FAQ below for information on changing attendee name.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Your name must match the name on your registration.You have the option of updating your registration information by logging into Eventbrite or following the link provided on your confirmation email at any time before the event.

Can I update my registration information?

Please email us if you need to make any changes to your registration.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to print your tickets, but please keep your confirmation email handy just in case we need to verify your purchase.

How do I get a payment receipt?

The order confirmation you receive by email after registering is your official payment receipt. You can also log in to your Eventbrite account to print your order confirmation (this is also your official payment receipt).

Is tuition assistance available?

If you are a Registered Nurse in Ontario, you may be eligible for tuition funding from the RNAO. Review the information on the RNAO website for further details. Please note that funding is not guaranteed. Keep the registration confirmation email from Eventbrite - this is your receipt of payment you will need to submit to RNAO.

Are CERPS provided for this course?

No, CERPs are not provided for this course, however you are welcome to apply for CERPs on your own.

Is a certificate of attendance provided?

Yes, a certificate with your name, the course name and date signed by the facilitator will be provided at the end of the course.

Is parking available onsite?

Yes, free parking is available onsite!

What are the course hours?

The course runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

Are refreshments provided at the course?

As we are trying to keep the cost of this course low, refreshments will not be provided.

What should I bring with me to the course?

  • Water bottle (water filling station available)
  • Pen/paper

Can I bring my breastfeeding infant with me to the workshop?

Babies are welcome at the course, however some parents find it hard to concentrate, especially with an older baby. We also ask that if your baby is disruptive that you step outside to calm them down. There is an indoor area outside the classroom you can go to with your baby if needed.

I'm coming from out of town, is there hotel accommodation nearby the venue?

There are 3 hotels close to the course location:

Holiday Inn and Suites Oakville
2525 Wyecroft Rd. Oakville L6L 6P8

Quality Suites Oakville
754 Bronte Rd. Oakville L6L 6R8

Staybridge Suites Oakville
2511 Wyecroft Road Oakville L6L 6P8

*Please note that we do not endorse any of these hotels, they are provided for informational purposes only.*

Are courses available outside of Halton?

Please contact the Quintessence Foundation for information about courses in other areas.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us

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Halton Region Woodlands Paramedic Building

1179 Bronte Road

Oakwood room

Oakville, ON L6M4G4


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Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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