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One-on-one Support with Breastfeeding

The Public Health Unit’s Nurses can provide one-on-one support with breastfeeding or other concerns related to the health of your baby.

To talk to a Public Health Nurse or to arrange a home visit call 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623 and ask for a Maternal and Child Health nurse.

Haldimand-Norfolk Breastfeeding Buddies

Would you like to receive breastfeeding support from another mom?

We can:

  • Match you to another mother who has recent experience with breastfeeding. She will act as a breastfeeding buddy to provide tips and encouragement.

The support will include:

  • Phone calls or text messages for up to a year
  • No cost
  • A link or referral to a public health nurse if needed

All Breastfeeding Buddies:

  • Have breastfed their own babies for at least six months
  • Have been screened by volunteer coordinator
  • Have successfully passed a 20 hour breastfeeding course recognized by the World Health Organization

To learn more or to sign-up call, 519-587-2441 Ext 356.

Information on Breastfeeding

For additional information on breastfeeding check out these resources:

  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit:
    www.hnhu.org/breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Matters book by Best Start: to download a copy visit www.beststart.org and search “Breastfeeding Matters” or get a free copy by calling the Health Unit at 905-318-6623 or 519-426-6170 Ext. 3250
  • Breastfeeding Information for Parents: Interactive website with everything you need to know about breastfeeding including common concerns and videos. www.breastfeedinginfoforparents.ca

Well Baby and Breastfeeding Drop-In

Discuss and connect with other families and health care professionals about your baby’s growth and development. Have the opportunity to speak to a Public Health Nurse about breastfeeding and any other questions or concerns you might be having about your baby.

Location and Hours

Caledonia

Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 am
EarlyON Centre,
35 Braemar Avenue
(Notre Dame School)

Dunnville

Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 am
EarlyON Centre,
223 Fairview Ave. West
(Fairview Avenue Public School)

Simcoe

Wednesdays 9:30 to 11:30 am
EarlyON Centre,
12 Colborne St. North

Delhi

Second Thursday of the month
10 to 11 am
EarlyON Centre,
105 Church St. West

Drop-in anytime! For more information call the Ontario Early Years Centre at 1-866-463-2759.

Breastfeeding Services in Ontario

Search for breastfeeding services in your area using your postal code at: www.ontariobreastfeeds.ca

Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Supports

A free over the phone service provided by Registered Nurses who’ve had training in
breastfeeding.

Support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more complex situations, lactation experts also available.

Anyone welcome to call.

Call toll free: 1-866-797-0000

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