Webcast Conference Schedule 2016

Webcast Conference Schedule 2016

May 20, 2016:Breastfeeding Success Day
(jump to May 21, 2016: Father Involvement Day)

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Time: Main Hall Speaker: Main Hall Presentation: Main Hall Time: Room 2 Speaker: Room 2 Presentation: Room 2
9:00 – 10:00 am Débora Rodrigues Opening Remarks & Speech: It takes the village
10:15 – 11:30 am Stephanie George Breastfeeding our children for the health of our nations
11:30 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Kathy Venter Supporting Maternal Confidence
2:30 – 3:30 pm Débora Rodrigues & Diane Pepin Breastfeeding and Babywearing
4:00 – 5:00 pm Rick Goodwin Counting us in: The case statement for fathering
5:00 – 5:30 pm Débora Rodrigues Closing remarks

It takes the village.
By Débora Rodrigues, President & CEO, Babywearing in Canada Inc.

We all know what happens when you have a baby, the mother and father find themselves in a new reality that people rarely talk about. You have now entered “parenthood.” Please leave yourself at the door, right? It’s all about the baby. Most mothers feel a great sense of beauty, joy, and wonder at the arrival of their new child. And yes, what few acknowledge is that they also feel isolated during their maternity leave. But that’s okay. Afterall, isn’t the mother the natural biological environment for the baby? Doesn’t she simply have to set her mind on what she wants, and just do it? We pretend like the community doesn’t matter. We act like our neighbourhood resources have little impact on the success or failure of the family, from big moments to small.

Let’s stop leaving it just to the mother. We have had 15 years of a shared one year maternity leave in Canada. SHARED. It takes the village to raise a child. Let’s stop ignoring the value that fathers can bring to breastfeeding, and family attachment. In Débora’s speech, we’re going to acknowledge the importance of family support, community resources, and public policy to a family’s success. Babywearing is about connection: To community, to friends, to family, to the village. And should be done in support of the family by anyone who cares for them and makes them feel safe.

Breastfeeding and Babywearing.
by Diane Pepin and Débora Rodrigues

Keeping baby close helps the breastfeeding relationship enormously. Reading your baby’s cues is much easier when the baby is held closer to the mother, and father. In this session, Diane and Débora will discuss proper positioning, what the baby is capable of at different ages. When to use a cradle carry, when to nurse tummy to tummy, and finally, tips and tricks to keep it safe.

May 21, 2016: Father Involvement Day.

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Time: Main Hall Speaker: Main Hall Presentation: Main Hall Time: Room 2 Speaker: Room 2 Presentation: Room 2
9:00 – 9:20 am Débora Rodrigues Opening Remarks
9:30 – 11:30 am Brian Russell The Father Factor
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 pm Rick Goodwin All father’s are sons: Examining the integrity and legacy of fatherhood
2:30 – 3:30 pm Panel Dad’s panel
4:00 – 5:00 pm Débora Rodrigues & Jen Wadleigh Babywearing for Fathers
5:00 – 5:30 pm Débora Rodrigues Closing remarks

Dad’s panel.
moderated by Débora Rodrigues, President and CEO, Babywearing in Canada Inc.

Débora will admit that she is quite excited to get her burning questions answered on the topic of fatherhood. Like did these dads take parental leave and what influenced their decisions? How did these dads help in the raising of their new babes? Did they really just sit around and lift their feet when the vacuuming needed doing? How were they viewed by their community and what comments have their heard in their parenting journey? Which are the things they have enjoyed the most, and liked the least. And finally, how do these dads feel like they helped their partners learn through the parenting journey, and how do they feel they were supported in turn?

Babywearing for Fathers.
by Jen Wadleigh, Calgary Babywearing Group; and, Débora Rodrigues, President and CEO, Babywearing in Canada Inc.

A baby carrier has to be thought of as not just a parenting tool, but as something akin to clothing. It fits one person very differently than another. And what works for the mother may not work for the father. We will take a look at what influences comfort for dads when babywearing, and how their shape and size will impact their babywearing experience. Proper positioning will also be addressed.

Happy Family: The benefits of dance, music, and babywearing.
by Daniela Pueyo Grand, Dancing Mama

Description: Movement and music are so important to our well-being, and can be used to develop the bonds between all members of the family (not just for moms and babies). Daniela will show how dance, music and babywearing can help increase the overall wellness of a family, both physically and mentally, during pregnancy, postpartum and the childhood years. Daniela’s presentation will have a particular focus on mom’s wellness during the pre and postnatal stages. More importantly, there are ways to integrate music into our parenting skills for mom, dad, and baby.

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