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Events in February 2024

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January 28, 2024
January 29, 2024(1 event)

9:30 am: ****NEW ***We Are Breastfeeding Six Session Series *** NEW ***


January 29, 2024

"YAY! The baby's finally here... now what do we do!?” Be sure to register for our upcoming FREE "We Are Breastfeeding" series!

This In Person series of six workshops will cover common questions & concerns that often come up in the first few weeks with your new baby.

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.

Our next  session begins January 22  at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave, Kitchener) - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca and the EarlyON | Oak Creek Calendar

More information

January 30, 2024(1 event)

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


January 30, 2024

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

More information

January 31, 2024
February 1, 2024
February 2, 2024
February 3, 2024(1 event)

1:00 pm: Milk: Born Into This Movie Screening


February 3, 2024

f you're in #WaterlooRegion be sure to join us and SafelyFed Canada for a free public screening of MILK The Film! Join us on February 3rd at 1pm for this free movie screening, followed by a free workshop about preparing for emergencies and countering commercial influence in infant feeding for parents and other members of the public. You'll learn:
- How to prepare for an emergency during pregnancy or with young children
- How to help very young children cope during and after a major emergency
- How to protect your decisions on how to feed your baby from commercial influence
FREE child-minding is available and light refreshments will be served. For more information or for tickets please visit TinyURL.com/MilkMovieScreening or visit the link in our bio????See you there!
February 4, 2024
February 5, 2024(1 event)

9:30 am: ****NEW ***We Are Breastfeeding Six Session Series *** NEW ***


February 5, 2024

"YAY! The baby's finally here... now what do we do!?” Be sure to register for our upcoming FREE "We Are Breastfeeding" series!

This In Person series of six workshops will cover common questions & concerns that often come up in the first few weeks with your new baby.

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.

Our next  session begins January 22  at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave, Kitchener) - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca and the EarlyON | Oak Creek Calendar

More information

February 6, 2024(2 events)

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


February 6, 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

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2:00 pm: Beyond the Basics: Return to Work/Breastfeeding Beyond a Year


February 6, 2024

No One: Peanut Gallery: “Are you STILL breastfeeding?” “Breastmilk has no benefits after a certain age….”

Many parents are given misinformation and face criticism about breastfeeding their children beyond infancy. Join experienced breastfeeding buddies for a conversation about why breastfeeding beyond a year is normal and an important health decision for you and your child! Toddlers welcome!

Families will also have the opportunity to learn about working with your body to continue your breastfeeding journey with and around your work schedule. This workshop will be offered Virtually over Zoom. Advance registration for each session is required here.

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February 7, 2024
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February 11, 2024
February 12, 2024(1 event)

9:30 am: ****NEW ***We Are Breastfeeding Six Session Series *** NEW ***


February 12, 2024

"YAY! The baby's finally here... now what do we do!?” Be sure to register for our upcoming FREE "We Are Breastfeeding" series!

This In Person series of six workshops will cover common questions & concerns that often come up in the first few weeks with your new baby.

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.

Our next  session begins January 22  at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave, Kitchener) - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca and the EarlyON | Oak Creek Calendar

More information

February 13, 2024(2 events)

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


February 13, 2024

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

More information

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


February 13, 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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February 14, 2024
February 15, 2024(2 events)

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


February 15, 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.

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6:00 pm: Me Breastfeed VIRTUAL prenatal class


February 15, 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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February 16, 2024
February 17, 2024
February 18, 2024
February 19, 2024
February 20, 2024(1 event)

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


February 20, 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

February 21, 2024
February 22, 2024(1 event)

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


February 22, 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

February 23, 2024
February 24, 2024(1 event)

9:30 am: Me Breastfeed Prenatal Class- IN PERSON


February 24, 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.

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February 25, 2024
February 26, 2024(1 event)

9:30 am: ****NEW ***We Are Breastfeeding Six Session Series *** NEW ***


February 26, 2024

"YAY! The baby's finally here... now what do we do!?” Be sure to register for our upcoming FREE "We Are Breastfeeding" series!

This In Person series of six workshops will cover common questions & concerns that often come up in the first few weeks with your new baby.

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.

Our next  session begins January 22  at  Early ON |Oak Creek (80 Tartan Ave, Kitchener) - for more details visit www.EarlyYearsInfo.ca/services or to register visit www.KeyON.ca and the EarlyON | Oak Creek Calendar

More information

February 27, 2024(1 event)

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


February 27, 2024

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

More information

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

We want to help you reach #yourbreastfeedinggoals!

If there are any breastfeeding or chestfeeding topics that you would love to learn about, reach out to us at bfbuddies@kdchc.org