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Programs

Events in July 2024

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June 30, 2024
July 1, 2024

10:00 am: Virtual Latch and Learn - Coping With Crying and Nighttime Parenting


July 2, 2024

Join our virtual Latch and Learn session on Coping With Crying and the Importance of Nighttime Nursing in creating a comfortable, confident and competent nursing dyad.

More information

July 3, 2024

10:00 am: Walk, Talk and Stroll - Victoria Park, Kitchener


July 4, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

More information

July 5, 2024
July 6, 2024
July 7, 2024

10:00 am: Walk, Talk And Stroll - Riverside Park, Cambridge


July 8, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.  This time in Cambridge !( you asked, we listened )

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

10:00 am: Virtual Latch and Learn: Learning to Latch + Building Supply


July 9, 2024

Learning to Latch + Building Supply!:

Learning to latch comfortably, and building a milk supply takes time, practice, and SUPPORT! We can help you improve your latch, and show you new positions to breastfeed in. We will also help you to feel confident that your baby is getting enough milk. Come and learn how to build and protect your milk supply as well as normal feeding patterns. We’re also happy to answer other lactation questions!

 


 

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6:00 pm: Me Breastfeed on Zoom


July 10, 2024

Are you expecting a baby? Do you have breastfeeding questions? Was the last time harder than you expected? Sign up today for this free 2 hour VIRTUAL breastfeeding class.

At the Me Breastfeed prenatal workshop you will learn about what to expect the first 7 days after birth, how to overcome breastfeeding challenges and where to go for help and support. This workshop is lead by peer breastfeeding volunteers that have lived breastfeeding experience and are trained by the Breastfeeding Buddies Program of Waterloo Region.

We are here to help you meet your breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and pumping goals!

**Registration is Required ** please click here to be redirected to the registration page

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10:00 am: Walk, Talk and Stroll - Victoria Park, Kitchener


July 11, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

More information

July 12, 2024
July 13, 2024
July 14, 2024

10:00 am: Walk, Talk And Stroll - Riverside Park, Cambridge


July 15, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.  This time in Cambridge !( you asked, we listened )

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

10:00 am: Virtual Latch and Learn - Coping With Crying and Nighttime Parenting


July 16, 2024

Join our virtual Latch and Learn session on Coping With Crying and the Importance of Nighttime Nursing in creating a comfortable, confident and competent nursing dyad.

More information

July 17, 2024

10:00 am: Walk, Talk and Stroll - Victoria Park, Kitchener


July 18, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

More information

July 19, 2024

9:30 am: Me Breastfeed Prenatal Class - Waterloo ( 160 Roger St. )


July 20, 2024

 

Our in-person workshop will be held at EarlyON | Roger Street, 161 Roger St, Waterloo from 9:30-11:30am.

**We highly recommend that after you complete registration, you take a moment to sign up for a KeyON account. KeyON is a digital sign in system that provides parents a quick and simple way to sign in at EarlyON Centres. You can register for your FREE KeyON account HERE.

More information

July 21, 2024

10:00 am: Walk, Talk And Stroll - Riverside Park, Cambridge


July 22, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.  This time in Cambridge !( you asked, we listened )

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

10:00 am: Virtual Latch and Learn: Learning to Latch + Building Supply


July 23, 2024

Learning to Latch + Building Supply!:

Learning to latch comfortably, and building a milk supply takes time, practice, and SUPPORT! We can help you improve your latch, and show you new positions to breastfeed in. We will also help you to feel confident that your baby is getting enough milk. Come and learn how to build and protect your milk supply as well as normal feeding patterns. We’re also happy to answer other lactation questions!

 


 

More information

July 24, 2024

10:00 am: Walk, Talk and Stroll - Victoria Park, Kitchener


July 25, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

More information

July 26, 2024
July 27, 2024
July 28, 2024

10:00 am: Walk, Talk And Stroll - Riverside Park, Cambridge


July 29, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.  This time in Cambridge !( you asked, we listened )

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

10:00 am: Virtual Latch and Learn - Coping With Crying and Nighttime Parenting


July 30, 2024

Join our virtual Latch and Learn session on Coping With Crying and the Importance of Nighttime Nursing in creating a comfortable, confident and competent nursing dyad.

More information

July 31, 2024

10:00 am: Walk, Talk and Stroll - Victoria Park, Kitchener


August 1, 2024

The Walk, Talk and Stroll that we all love is Back in Action.

Meet other Nursing Families, Walk, Talk or Sit and Hang with us.

If you would like to attend, and are experiencing any barriers to doing so, please contact bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   We can help with transportation, We can have a Buddy ready to meet you or be on text to support you if find these things hard to do ( you know you want to ).

Breastfeeding Check ins are available but not a requisite for joining our events.   Come one, Come all.

See you there.

More information

August 2, 2024
August 3, 2024

Did you know that the Breastfeeding Buddies program of the Waterloo Region recently received a grant from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation to expand peer breastfeeding support?

The campaign will mobilize many levels of partnerships to improve hospital-to-community supports and engage with priority populations to increase breastfeeding rates across Waterloo Region.

Stay tuned for updates on “The Building Supportive Breastfeeding Communities Campaign.”