Health Provider Seminars



October 18-23, 2018 in Toronto, Kingston and St. John’s

Protecting breastfeeding: policy and clinical skills

Join us for a full day workshop with world-expert, Marsha Walker RN IBCLC, offering you the skills and strategies needed to make the greatest impact to breastfeeding rates, wherever you work.  Whether you practice in the community, hospitals, primary care or private practice or have responsibility for policy-making or advocacy initiatives, you will come away from this workshop with new, practical, evidence-based approaches to helping families meet their breastfeeding goals.

Topics will include:

  • Cracking the Code: Demystifying the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes

  • Mammary dysbiosis: Probiotics, vibration, and turmeric?

  • Stemming the Tide of Supplementation

  • The Infant Microbiome

  • Staying out of hot water: practical strategies for addressing conflicts of interest in clinical and health promotion settings​


6.0 CERPs will be requested from IBLCE

Who should attend? IBCLCs, Nurses (Hospital, Community & Public Health), Midwives, Physicians, Dieticians, Registered Early Childhood Educators, Breastfeeding Counsellors, Doulas, Pre-natal Educators

Space is limited: register early to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing for $160 (increases to $185 on September 15th). Save even more if you register as a group of 5 or more.












Downloadable poster



Toronto Airport                               Kingston                                   St. John's                                

Roma's Hospitality Centre

5980 Shawson Drive
Mississauga, ON L4W 3Z6


Isabel Bader Theatre

390 King Street West
Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

Memorial University

Room to be confirmed

Interested in exhibiting? A limited number of exhibitor tables are available in Toronto and Kingston. Please contact for info.

Disability accommodation: La Leche League Canada is committed to ensuring that all those who wish to attend our events may do so fully and comfortably. If you require accommodation, please include your request in the comments section or contact us directly at

Continuing Education Credit:  6.0 CERPs will be requested from IBLCE, which can also be used for DONA and CAPPA hours, as well as part of self-learning plans for Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives and Registered Dieticians.



To encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society. Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.