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We Breastfeed & Chestfeed - Guelph Presents: Teresa Pitman on 'Sweet Sleep'

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Family & Children's Programs - Guelph Community Health Centre

435 Stone Rd West

2nd Floor

Guelph, ON N1G 2X6


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Join us for dinner and highlights from 'Sweet Sleep' shared by Teresa Pitman, one of the authors. Fundraiser for the Peer Program.

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Guelph Community Friday Night Fundraiser!

All proceeds go to the We Breastfeed & Chestfeed Program at the Guelph Community Health Centre.

Light dinner is served, grab a plate then grab a seat and have Teresa Pitman share some of the amazing things she learned with the other authors while reviewing research for nearly 4 years to compile into this resource that has changed the way we look at sleep as providers and parents.

We Breastfeed & Chestfeed is thrilled to offer this evening to providers and parents, both will find this information useful.

Get the deets:

  • PWYC event, all proceeds go towards sustaining the program (Pay what you can, including zero)
  • Service providers that work with children 0 - 6 are highly encouraged to attend
  • Meatless chili with rice & corn chips and side salad served with Planet Bean coffee/tea
  • Toonie-tickets to enter a draw to win a parent's prize package that includes a copy of Sweet Sleep!
  • Babes in arms welcome, no childcare provided - we are sorry.
  • Light dinner served at 6 pm Teresa presents 6:30 - 8:15 pm, followed by 15 minute Q&A

What a great way to wrap up Community Health & Wellbeing Week!

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family

It’s 4 A.M. You’ve nursed your baby five times throughout the night. You’re beyond exhausted. But where can you breastfeed safely when you might fall asleep? You’ve heard that your bed is dangerous for babies. Or is it? Is there a way to reduce the risk? Does life really have to be this hard? No, it doesn’t. Sweet Sleep is within reach.

Sweet Sleep is the first and most complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It’s mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps, backed by the latest research — truly a helpful guide for families that may revolutionize our contemporary conversation about nights and naps. Sweet Sleep explains how and why many breastfeeding mothers can bedshare responsibly. The heart of the book is the “Safe Sleep Seven” – seven criteria that create that level of safety. These clear criteria will offer reassurance to many mothers and give all mothers a way to evaluate the risk in their own situation. Preparing her bed for bedsharing – whether she plans to bedshare or not – is a mother’s first childproofing job because sleep happens, starting on Night One.

This invaluable resource will help you

• sleep better tonight in under ten minutes with the Quick Start guide

• sleep safer every night with the Safe Sleep Seven checklist

• sort out the facts and fictions of bedsharing, SIDS, and suffocation

• The science behind the “never bedshare” campaigns. Who are the campaigns for? Who aren’t they for?

• A family’s first child-proofing job: preparing their bed in case mother and baby fall asleep in it, whether by plan or by accident, because sleep happens, starting on Night One

• Meeting the needs of babies and young children 24/7, with as much sleep and safety as possible

• The biology and practicalities of breastfeeding, sleep, and early parenting

• Why and how many breastfeeding mothers can bedshare responsibly

• learn about normal sleep at every age and stage, from newborn to new parent

• Gentling babies and children toward longer sleep when they’re ready

• tailoring the approach to each baby’s temperament

• the hidden costs of sleep training and “cry it out” techniques

• navigate naps at home and daycare

• handle concerns from family, friends, and physicians

• enjoy stories and tips from other parents

• Making the soundest sleep decisions for each family

Sweet Sleep is written by four La Leche League Leaders and world-renowned experts on breastfeeding: Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith and Teresa Pitman, who have decades of experience in helping mothers breastfeed. They have become highly knowledgeable about the topic of breastfeeding and bed-sharing through 3 ½ years of research and reading, discussing and dissecting hundreds of scientific articles on this topic in the process of creating this book.

Sweet Sleep : Nighttime And Naptime Strategies For The Breastfeeding Family by La Leche League International, Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman. 512 pages.

“An essential guide for parents . . . detailed, practical advice on bed sharing and breast-feeding, with basic guidelines for safe bed sharing outlined in seven steps.”—Publishers Weekly

📣📣📣 We are always looking for volunteers❕

➡️ PEERS: Parents who have nursed a child that will attend training to be able to offer support over the telephone and in person during group sessions or one-on-one.

➡️ ALLIES: Community members who believe in our cause can start anytime supporting our program in many ways that interest them like child engagement, coordinating refreshments, admin, outreach & event planning, social media & marketing, and much more!

Apply at www.GuelphCHC.ca/volunteer and Hannah our volunteer manager will help get you started!

For more information contact Nicole

☎️ 519-821-6638, Ext. 301 📞

💻 WeBreastfeed@GuelphCHC.ca 💻



We accept all volunteers willing to help, however there is special attention to certain volunteers we need to have join our team to be able to better serve the community.

We really need volunteers who:

- Can speak a language other than English or French⚠️

- Experienced infant feeding challenges

- Experienced prenatal/postpartum mood difficulty

- Can offer peerness to parents who are:




• Living with a disability or caring for family with a disability

• Survivors or witnesses of abuse

• Experienced living on low income

• New Canadians (5 years)

There is never a cost for volunteering, we always make you delicious snacks/meals and bus tickets are always available. All materials provided and children always welcomed at all you do as a volunteer.

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Family & Children's Programs - Guelph Community Health Centre

435 Stone Rd West

2nd Floor

Guelph, ON N1G 2X6


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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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