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Our community based peer support program aims to bridge the gap between hospital, community, and home.

Programs

Events in June 2024

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May 26, 2024
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June 4, 2024(1 event)


June 4, 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.

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June 5, 2024
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June 7, 2024
June 8, 2024(1 event)


June 8, 2024

Looking Forward to seeing you in person at our ME Breastfeed Workshop.

In this two hour class, we will talk about What to Expect In The First Seven Days of Breastfeeding Your Baby, Why Is Breastfeeding Important, Strategies For Nursing Your Baby and Parenting Resources in Waterloo Region.

Connect with families that are due around the same time as you and learn about our 'We Are Breastfeeding' six week class for after baby arrives.

See a live nursing demonstration and ask all of your questions.

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June 9, 2024
June 10, 2024
June 11, 2024(1 event)


June 11, 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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June 12, 2024
June 13, 2024(1 event)


June 13, 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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June 14, 2024
June 15, 2024
June 16, 2024
June 17, 2024
June 18, 2024(1 event)


June 18, 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.

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June 19, 2024
June 20, 2024
June 21, 2024
June 22, 2024(1 event)


June 22, 2024

We are happy to announce that in-person workshops have returned!  These workshops will have limited capacity, and all attendees must complete the Ministry of Education Screening HERE prior to entering the building.

This in-person workshop will be held at EarlyON | Oak Creek, 80 Tartan Ave, Kitchener  9:30 am - 11:30 am

**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.

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June 23, 2024
June 24, 2024
June 25, 2024(1 event)


June 25, 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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June 26, 2024
June 27, 2024
June 28, 2024
June 29, 2024
June 30, 2024
July 1, 2024
July 2, 2024(1 event)


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
July 4, 2024
July 5, 2024
July 6, 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.”