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Our Main Stage is host to industry leaders in the field of parenting, so have your pen and paper handy and feel free to ask the experts your questions and to get the most out of these seminars. 

 

Dr. Titzer, Infant Learning

Scientific Principles that Enhance Language Learning (daily at 11:00 am)


-Early language scores predict later language scores and reading scores more than a decade later
-Babies who were taught more words by 18 months of age think at faster speeds than babies who were taught fewer words
-Scientific principles that help babies learn language skills more efficiently will be described
-The simultaneous learning of languages is better than consecutive learning of languages, so introduce babies to multiple languages instead of waiting until the native language is mastered before introducing other languages

How to Talk to Babies and Toddlers (daily at 3:00 pm)

-How parents talk to babies influences how babies learn language skills
-Practical tips to help babies learn to understand and say words will be provided
-Early language scores are very important and predict later performance on language and reading tests
-Babies who are in better language environments have faster brain processing speeds than babies who are in poorer language environments

 

Ileana Ibbett, Marketing Director at Medela Canada Inc.

Breast Milk Feeding 101

Ileana Ibbett is a mom to three kids and the Head of Marketing for Medela Canada.  She has worked in the medical device industry for almost 20 years and is a certified science nerd who loves to read research papers and stay up to date on the latest news related to breastfeeding and lactation.


Her perspective will offer both the scientific understanding of the benefits of breast milk and breastfeeding, but also the necessary practicality the modern woman requires in this day and age.


 

Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC - Chief Clinical Officer at Pacify Health Inc.

Breast Milk Feeding 101

Melanie Silverman is a registered dietitian, board certified lactation consultant and the Chief Clinical Officer for Pacify.  She received her B.A. from Indiana University and M.S. from Rush University.  She worked at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the burn unit and the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.  Melanie has over 20 years of experience working with parents and their children in breastfeeding, picky eating, food allergies and vegetarian/vegan diets.

About Breast Milk Feeding 101:
We all know that breast milk is great for babies, but how much do we really know about its value? What makes it so unique? Let’s get together and talk about the amazing properties of breast milk. You will discover the amazing benefits of breast milk, how to address situations when breastfeeding may not be possible and how a breast pump can help bridge the gap, all with the same goal; we want every baby to get Mom’s milk!

We will also cover:

The different types of breast pumps, so you can make an informed choice
How, where, and for how long you can safely store your expressed milk
How to feed expressed milk back to your baby and what to look for when choosing a nipple.

Along with this valuable information, there are also great prizes to be won and few more surprises in store for audience members!

 

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Show location

The International Centre, Hall 1

6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8

(905) 361-2677

Directions & parking

Show hours

  • Friday April 26 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday April 27 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday April 28 10 am - 5 pm

Admission

  • Adults (13+) $17.00
  • Grandparents $10.00
  • Children 12 and under FREE

About us

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April 26 - 28 at The International Centre. This Baby Show has EVERYTHING to do with pregnancy, birth, baby toddler shop, try, buy and learn with over 200 brands and a daily line up of experts who will answer all your questions

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