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Baby-Friendly Initiative 20-Hour Course

This course is designed for health care providers and others who provide support to families with babies. Based on the World Health Organization’s 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the Code on the Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, the course provides basic education in evidence-based infant feeding support. The course is presented in five modules of four hours each, and meets the minimum requirement for staff education for the Baby-Friendly Initiative.

If you are interested in attending the course, please call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223, or email CARELine@hpeph.ca.

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