$180 – $380

Level Two 18 hour Breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding support. This is the Level Two, 3 day (18 hour) WHO/Unicef breastfeeding course. Course hours are 8:45am to 4:00pm daily for 3 days.


Kathy Venter - RN, IBCLC


Health care workers who provide direct care in a maternal and child health setting that are wishing to advance their education and knowledge in human lactation and breastfeeding.


A HBFI Level One / 18 Hour WHO course or equivalent is required.


This three day advanced course further explores, promotes and supports human lactation and breastfeeding through examining current evidence based, best practice.

Participants will further develop their knowledge and understanding of human lactation and breastfeeding to describe the biological processes and the psychological and social milieu affecting breastfeeding.

Participants will examine and demonstrate effective assessment and management skills to support breastfeeding in more challenging circumstances.

Topics included:

  • Clinical issues affecting the breastfeeding mother baby dyad.
  • The neurobiology of human lactation, breastfeeding and infant-parent attachment.
  • Ethical issues associated with human lactation and breastfeeding.
  • Evaluating current human lactation and breastfeeding research and resources.

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 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.

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 there a discount available for local (within Halton region) attendees?

There is a 50% discount available for attendees who work, volunteer or go to school in Halton region (Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills) for the level 1 and 2 breastfeeeing courses. Choose the "Local Attendee Registration" ticket. There is no local attendee discount for the breastfeeding updates course.

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?

Yes, 15.5L CERPs and 2.5 R 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 room is the course held in?

You will receive an email approximately 1 week prior to the course start date with details of what room the course is in.

What are the course hours?

The course runs for 3 days, 8:45am to 4:00pm 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?

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

Is this the WHO level two 18 hour breastfeeding course?

Yes, this course is organized through the Quintessence Foundation and is the level 2 18 hour WHO breastfeeding course.

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 us

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Halton Region Woodlands Paramedic Building

1179 Bronte Road

Oakwood room

Oakville, ON L6M4G4


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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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