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HBFI Level 1 Breastfeeding Workshop March 22-24 2017
Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 9:00 AM – Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
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Education is essential to providing knowledgeable breastfeeding support. This is the Level One, 3 day (18 hour) WHO/Unicef breastfeeding course. Course hours are 9am to 4pm daily for 3 days.
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Kathy Venter - RN, IBCLC
Any health care worker/volunteer that provides care/support in a maternal and child health setting and is looking for education in human lactation and breastfeeding.
This three day introductory course explores, promotes and supports human lactation and breastfeeding through examining current evidence-based, best practice.
Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of human lactation and breastfeeding, to enable them to confidently and effectively implement care that facilitates and supports the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.
Participants will examine and demonstrate effective assessment and management skills to support breastfeeding in challenging circumstances.
This course meets the BFI recommendation for the basic education of staff providing direct care to breastfeeding women and their families.
- Breastfeeding in the context of primary, preventive, cost-effective health care.
- World Health Organization and UNICEF guidelines for protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding (including the BFI and The International Code).
- Anatomy and physiology of the breast – implications for successful breastfeeding.
- Initiating breastfeeding and patterns of early breastfeeding.
- Achieving effective latching and positioning.
- Early challenges (engorgement, plugged ducts, sore nipples, mastitis, yeast infections).
- True versus perceived low milk supply.
- Breastfeeding babies with health challenges and special needs.
- Illness in mothers and medications.
- Human milk banking.
- Introduction of complementary foods.
- History taking, counselling and care paths.
- The process of change and implementing the BFI.
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Registration is not secured until payment has been received.
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 full course, or partial days of a course are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, Halton BFI will attempt to reschedule on the earliest possible date/s 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 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.
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 email@example.com 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. Visit the RNAO website for further details.
Are CERPS provided for this course?
Yes, 18.5L CERPS are provided. You must attend all three days to qualify for CERPs and obtain your course completion certificate.
Is parking available onsite?
Yes, free parking is available onsite!
What is the exact course location?
You will receive an email approximately 1 week prior to the course start date with details on where the course is located.
What are the course hours?
The course runs for 3 days, 9am to 4pm daily.
Is food provided at the course?
Light morning refreshments are provided each day. Lunch is not provided, but there is a cafeteria onsite unless we email you otherwise. Credit, debit and cash payment available. A bank machine is also available onsite. Microwaves are available if you wish to bring your own lunch.
What should I bring with me to the course?
- Water bottle (water filling station available)
- If you have a breastfeeding textbook, you are welcome to bring it
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.
Do I need to complete the level 1 course before attending level 2?
Successful completion of a level one, 18 hour course is a prerequisite for attending level 2. The level 2 course builds on skills and knowledge learned in level 1. In some cases, an exemption may be made. Please email us to discuss further.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org