The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is pleased to offer the 20-hour Breastfeeding Course for health care professionals which is based on the recent Baby-Friendly Initiative Strategy for Ontario 20-Hour Toolkit.
Any health care workers/volunteers that provide care/support in a maternal/child health setting who are looking for education in human lactation and breastfeeding should attend.
What will you learn?
- Participants will be able to identify breastfeeding as a global health issue.
- Participants will have knowledge of the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI), be able to give examples from the ten steps to successful breastfeeding in order to provide a foundation for policy and practice changes.
- Participants will be able to understand and discuss the reasons for the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
- Participants will obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to assist mothers in obtaining their personal breastfeeding goals.
What is the date and time of the course?
Monday, November 7, 14, and 21, 2016 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
We will be providing refreshments in the morning and a lunch.