Webinar : Breastfeeding Peer Support Training Toolkit: A new resource from the Best Start Resource Centre

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016  Time: 11.00 – 12.00 EST

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The Best Start Resource Centre is developing a Breastfeeding Peer Support Training Toolkit that will be released soon. This webinar will introduce the new resource and provide a brief introduction into how the toolkit can be used to its maximum effectiveness.


Participants will:

  • Learn about the background for and the purpose of this resource.
  • Receives an overview of how this resource can be used effectively.
  • See and work through some excerpts from the resource.
  • Ask questions and discuss how they can use this resource in their setting.


Michelle Buckner
Breastfeeding Buddies Project Coordinator
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre

Michelle Buckner is the mother of 3 breastfed children; 15, 12 and 8. She holds a degree in Social Work.  Michelle has been supporting women and families in the Waterloo region for over 20 years in varying capacities with Family and Children’s Services, Extend a Family, House of Friendship, and recently as the coordinator of the Breastfeeding Buddies program of Waterloo Region. Michelle has been a La Leche League Leader for 10 years and strongly believes in peer breastfeeding support for all women. In 2001, Michelle helped start and develop the current Breastfeeding Buddies program  and  is passionate about positive parenting, promoting and protecting breastfeeding as a normal part of mothering and creating a healthy, vibrant community to raise children in.

Teresa Pitman
La Leche League Canada

Teresa Pitman has been a La Leche League Leader for more than 35 years and was Executive Director of La Leche League Canada for three years. Teresa has a B.Sc in Chemistry and a diploma in Magazine Journalism. She has written thousands of articles, many on breastfeeding and parenting topics, and is the author or co-author of 18 published books including: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (8th edition); Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding (now in its 3rd edition); The Latch and Other Keys to Breastfeeding Success; and Preparing to Breastfeed: A Pregnant Woman's Guide. She is the mother of four children, all breastfed and the grandmother of eight, also all breastfed.