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Breastfeeding Workshop: Attention all Health Care Professionals

The Niagara Region Public Health Department offers free, 2 hours workshops to pregnant mothers, their partners and supportive family members and friends. Information is provided to help these mothers get off to a good start with breastfeeding and help them cope with any challenges they may face.

Public Health welcomes any Health Care Professional who supports breastfeeding families to attend a workshop and learn the up to date, evidence based practices being taught.

Public Health welcomes nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, doulas, midwives, students, LLL leaders, prenatal teachers and anyone else who provides teaching and support to these families. Anyone who owns a pump rental depot may also be interested in attending workshop.

To register click here.

Let’s provide all mothers in Niagara with a consistent message!

Online Course for Physicians 

Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients (up to 1.0 Mainpro-M1 credits)

This new online FREE module for family physicians provides information on:

  • The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
  • The benefits of breastfeeding and risks associated with formula use
  • The identification and management of common breastfeeding problems
  • Specific resources and services for breastfeeding support and medical management, including when and where to refer.

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