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Programs

Events in April 2024

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March 31, 2024
April 1, 2024
April 2, 2024(1 event)


April 2, 2024

Breastfeeding, Babies and the Dinner Table
We know welcoming a new eater to the table is an exciting parenting milestone! Over the course of the hour we will discuss the continued importance of human milk while starting complementary foods, tips for protecting your milk supply, current WHO recommendations on the signs of solid readiness and parent tested tips on Baby Led food introduction.

Register HERE

More information

April 3, 2024
April 4, 2024(1 event)


April 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

April 5, 2024
April 6, 2024
April 7, 2024
April 8, 2024(1 event)


April 8, 2024

"YAY! The baby's finally here... now what do we do!?”

Come on out to your Local Early ON Centre for a drop in visit. No Registration Necessary........all age of babies and all feeding methods are welcome.  This is your space to lean into the experience of parenthood, while meeting your personal feeding goals.

It's a great way to meet other parents and find the tips, tools, and information you need to reach your family's Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Goals.

April 8. we will be at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave., Kitchener) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

April 15, we will be at 2 locations: Early ON | Roger ( 161 Roger St., Waterloo ) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

Anishnabeg Outreach | Early ON ( 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener ) at 10 AM.

April 22. we will be at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave., Kitchener) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

April 29, we will be at 2 locations:  Early ON | Roger ( 161 Roger St., Waterloo ) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

Anishnabeg Outreach | Early ON ( 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener ) at 10 AM.

April 9, 2024(2 events)


April 9, 2024

Join a BFB staff in this online discussion and strategy discovery for every stage of nursing your baby.

More information


April 9, 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

More information

April 10, 2024
April 11, 2024(1 event)


April 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

April 12, 2024
April 13, 2024
April 14, 2024
April 15, 2024(1 event)


April 15, 2024

"YAY! The baby's finally here... now what do we do!?”

Come on out to your Local Early ON Centre for a drop in visit. No Registration Necessary........all age of babies and all feed methods are welcome.

It's a great way to meet other parents and find the tips, tools, and information you need to reach your family's Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Goals.

April 8. we will be at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave., Kitchener) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

April 15, we will be at 2 location: Early ON | Roger ( 161 Roger St., Waterloo ) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

Anishnabeg Outreach | Early ON ( 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener ) at 10 AM.

April 22. we will be at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave., Kitchener) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

April 29, we will be at 2 locations: Early ON | Roger ( 161 Roger St., Waterloo ) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

Anishnabeg Outreach | Early ON ( 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener ) at 10 AM.

 

April 16, 2024
April 17, 2024
April 18, 2024(1 event)


April 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

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


April 22, 2024

"YAY! The baby's finally here... now what do we do!?”

Come on out to your Local Early ON Centre for a drop in visit. No Registration Necessary........all age of babies and all feeding methods are welcome.  This is your space to lean into the experience of parenthood, while meeting your personal feeding goals.

It's a great way to meet other parents and find the tips, tools, and information you need to reach your family's Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Goals.

April 8. we will be at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave., Kitchener) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

April 15, we will be at 2 locations: Early ON | Roger ( 161 Roger St., Waterloo ) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

Anishnabeg Outreach | Early ON ( 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener ) at 10 AM.

April 22. we will be at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave., Kitchener) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

April 29, we will be at 2 locations:  Early ON | Roger ( 161 Roger St., Waterloo ) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

Anishnabeg Outreach | Early ON ( 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener ) at 10 AM.

April 23, 2024(1 event)


April 23, 2024

Join a BFB staff in this online discussion and strategy discovery for every stage of nursing your baby.

More information

April 24, 2024
April 25, 2024
April 26, 2024
April 27, 2024
April 28, 2024
April 29, 2024(1 event)


April 29, 2024

"YAY! The baby's finally here... now what do we do!?”

Come on out to your Local Early ON Centre for a drop in visit. No Registration Necessary........all age of babies and all feed methods are welcome.

It's a great way to meet other parents and find the tips, tools, and information you need to reach your family's Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Goals.

April 8. we will be at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave., Kitchener) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

April 15, we will be at 2 location: Early ON | Roger ( 161 Roger St., Waterloo ) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

Anishnabeg Outreach | Early ON ( 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener ) at 10 AM.

April 22. we will be at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave., Kitchener) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

April 29, we will be at 2 locations: Early ON | Roger ( 161 Roger St., Waterloo ) at 10 am - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca

Anishnabeg Outreach | Early ON ( 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener ) at 10 AM.

 

April 30, 2024
May 1, 2024
May 2, 2024(1 event)


May 2, 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

May 3, 2024
May 4, 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.”