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Programs

Events in March 2024

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February 25, 2024
February 26, 2024
February 27, 2024
February 28, 2024
February 29, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Activa Sportplex Walk And Talk And Stroll


February 29, 2024

Breastfeeding Buddies and The Health Wellness Team at Community Healthcaring KW are partnering to bring the first ever, Indoor Intergenerational All Ages and All Abilities Walk, Talk And Stroll to Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge residents.  Everyone is Welcome.

Winter is not over yet….let’s walk and talk right into spring together…… Put this series on your Thursday morning calenders and meet us at Activa Sportplex any time between 10 and 11 am through April 2024.  Activa Sportplex is on Lennox Lewis Way – has a beautifully modern walking track, plenty of free parking and bus number 22 runs often to connect with the ION.  If help with transportation would support your attendance, please reach out to bfbuddies@healthcaringkw.org with Activa in the title of your eMail.

Staff will be there to welcome and support you, make connections, and walk along side you.  The track is above an ice rink and can be quite cool when starting out so wear your layers and everyone must wear appropriate walking shoes while in the track space.

The Activa Sports Complex is fully accessible with an elevator and all walking paces are welcome.

If you would you like to join the fun with your baby but you are not breastfeeding, we would still love to have you.  All feeding choices and methods are welcome.

Breastfeeding Check Ins will be available most weeks during this series and anytime by emailing bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   These meets are a great way to ease yourself into going out with a new baby.   Other parents know what it is like and lots of them will be there too.

See you on our start date of February 15th, 2024.

More information

March 1, 2024
March 2, 2024
March 3, 2024
March 4, 2024
March 5, 2024(1 event)

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


March 5, 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!

 


Our Virtual Latch and Learns are on Hiatus until September.   Our next Latch and Learn will be on September 12, 2023.  Please call into our office if you need a Breastfeeding  Check - In

More information

March 6, 2024
March 7, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Activa Sportplex Walk And Talk And Stroll


March 7, 2024

Breastfeeding Buddies and The Health Wellness Team at Community Healthcaring KW are partnering to bring the first ever, Indoor Intergenerational All Ages and All Abilities Walk, Talk And Stroll to Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge residents.  Everyone is Welcome.

Winter is not over yet….let’s walk and talk right into spring together…… Put this series on your Thursday morning calenders and meet us at Activa Sportplex any time between 10 and 11 am through April 2024.  Activa Sportplex is on Lennox Lewis Way – has a beautifully modern walking track, plenty of free parking and bus number 22 runs often to connect with the ION.  If help with transportation would support your attendance, please reach out to bfbuddies@healthcaringkw.org with Activa in the title of your eMail.

Staff will be there to welcome and support you, make connections, and walk along side you.  The track is above an ice rink and can be quite cool when starting out so wear your layers and everyone must wear appropriate walking shoes while in the track space.

The Activa Sports Complex is fully accessible with an elevator and all walking paces are welcome.

If you would you like to join the fun with your baby but you are not breastfeeding, we would still love to have you.  All feeding choices and methods are welcome.

Breastfeeding Check Ins will be available most weeks during this series and anytime by emailing bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   These meets are a great way to ease yourself into going out with a new baby.   Other parents know what it is like and lots of them will be there too.

See you on our start date of February 15th, 2024.

More information

March 8, 2024
March 9, 2024
March 10, 2024
March 11, 2024
March 12, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 14, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Activa Sportplex Walk And Talk And Stroll


March 14, 2024

Breastfeeding Buddies and The Health Wellness Team at Community Healthcaring KW are partnering to bring the first ever, Indoor Intergenerational All Ages and All Abilities Walk, Talk And Stroll to Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge residents.  Everyone is Welcome.

Winter is not over yet….let’s walk and talk right into spring together…… Put this series on your Thursday morning calenders and meet us at Activa Sportplex any time between 10 and 11 am through April 2024.  Activa Sportplex is on Lennox Lewis Way – has a beautifully modern walking track, plenty of free parking and bus number 22 runs often to connect with the ION.  If help with transportation would support your attendance, please reach out to bfbuddies@healthcaringkw.org with Activa in the title of your eMail.

Staff will be there to welcome and support you, make connections, and walk along side you.  The track is above an ice rink and can be quite cool when starting out so wear your layers and everyone must wear appropriate walking shoes while in the track space.

The Activa Sports Complex is fully accessible with an elevator and all walking paces are welcome.

If you would you like to join the fun with your baby but you are not breastfeeding, we would still love to have you.  All feeding choices and methods are welcome.

Breastfeeding Check Ins will be available most weeks during this series and anytime by emailing bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   These meets are a great way to ease yourself into going out with a new baby.   Other parents know what it is like and lots of them will be there too.

See you on our start date of February 15th, 2024.

More information

March 15, 2024
March 16, 2024
March 17, 2024
March 18, 2024
March 19, 2024(1 event)

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


March 19, 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!

 


Our Virtual Latch and Learns are on Hiatus until September.   Our next Latch and Learn will be on September 12, 2023.  Please call into our office if you need a Breastfeeding  Check - In

More information

March 20, 2024
March 21, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Activa Sportplex Walk And Talk And Stroll


March 21, 2024

Breastfeeding Buddies and The Health Wellness Team at Community Healthcaring KW are partnering to bring the first ever, Indoor Intergenerational All Ages and All Abilities Walk, Talk And Stroll to Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge residents.  Everyone is Welcome.

Winter is not over yet….let’s walk and talk right into spring together…… Put this series on your Thursday morning calenders and meet us at Activa Sportplex any time between 10 and 11 am through April 2024.  Activa Sportplex is on Lennox Lewis Way – has a beautifully modern walking track, plenty of free parking and bus number 22 runs often to connect with the ION.  If help with transportation would support your attendance, please reach out to bfbuddies@healthcaringkw.org with Activa in the title of your eMail.

Staff will be there to welcome and support you, make connections, and walk along side you.  The track is above an ice rink and can be quite cool when starting out so wear your layers and everyone must wear appropriate walking shoes while in the track space.

The Activa Sports Complex is fully accessible with an elevator and all walking paces are welcome.

If you would you like to join the fun with your baby but you are not breastfeeding, we would still love to have you.  All feeding choices and methods are welcome.

Breastfeeding Check Ins will be available most weeks during this series and anytime by emailing bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   These meets are a great way to ease yourself into going out with a new baby.   Other parents know what it is like and lots of them will be there too.

See you on our start date of February 15th, 2024.

More information

March 22, 2024
March 23, 2024
March 24, 2024
March 25, 2024
March 26, 2024(1 event)

6:00 pm: Me Breastfeed Prenatal Class- In Person at Cambridge Family Early Years


March 26, 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.

More information

March 27, 2024
March 28, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Activa Sportplex Walk And Talk And Stroll


March 28, 2024

Breastfeeding Buddies and The Health Wellness Team at Community Healthcaring KW are partnering to bring the first ever, Indoor Intergenerational All Ages and All Abilities Walk, Talk And Stroll to Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge residents.  Everyone is Welcome.

Winter is not over yet….let’s walk and talk right into spring together…… Put this series on your Thursday morning calenders and meet us at Activa Sportplex any time between 10 and 11 am through April 2024.  Activa Sportplex is on Lennox Lewis Way – has a beautifully modern walking track, plenty of free parking and bus number 22 runs often to connect with the ION.  If help with transportation would support your attendance, please reach out to bfbuddies@healthcaringkw.org with Activa in the title of your eMail.

Staff will be there to welcome and support you, make connections, and walk along side you.  The track is above an ice rink and can be quite cool when starting out so wear your layers and everyone must wear appropriate walking shoes while in the track space.

The Activa Sports Complex is fully accessible with an elevator and all walking paces are welcome.

If you would you like to join the fun with your baby but you are not breastfeeding, we would still love to have you.  All feeding choices and methods are welcome.

Breastfeeding Check Ins will be available most weeks during this series and anytime by emailing bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   These meets are a great way to ease yourself into going out with a new baby.   Other parents know what it is like and lots of them will be there too.

See you on our start date of February 15th, 2024.

More information

March 29, 2024
March 30, 2024
March 31, 2024
April 1, 2024
April 2, 2024
April 3, 2024
April 4, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Activa Sportplex Walk And Talk And Stroll


April 4, 2024

Breastfeeding Buddies and The Health Wellness Team at Community Healthcaring KW are partnering to bring the first ever, Indoor Intergenerational All Ages and All Abilities Walk, Talk And Stroll to Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge residents.  Everyone is Welcome.

Winter is not over yet….let’s walk and talk right into spring together…… Put this series on your Thursday morning calenders and meet us at Activa Sportplex any time between 10 and 11 am through April 2024.  Activa Sportplex is on Lennox Lewis Way – has a beautifully modern walking track, plenty of free parking and bus number 22 runs often to connect with the ION.  If help with transportation would support your attendance, please reach out to bfbuddies@healthcaringkw.org with Activa in the title of your eMail.

Staff will be there to welcome and support you, make connections, and walk along side you.  The track is above an ice rink and can be quite cool when starting out so wear your layers and everyone must wear appropriate walking shoes while in the track space.

The Activa Sports Complex is fully accessible with an elevator and all walking paces are welcome.

If you would you like to join the fun with your baby but you are not breastfeeding, we would still love to have you.  All feeding choices and methods are welcome.

Breastfeeding Check Ins will be available most weeks during this series and anytime by emailing bfbuddies@Healthcaringkw.org   These meets are a great way to ease yourself into going out with a new baby.   Other parents know what it is like and lots of them will be there too.

See you on our start date of February 15th, 2024.

More information

April 5, 2024
April 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.”