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Breastfeeding Consultations

Families can receive breastfeeding support during a telephone or an in-person consultation with a Public Health Nurse who has specialized breastfeeding education. In-person consultations are offered by appointment at the Belleville and Quinte West Public Health offices.

To make an appointment or referral, contact the CARELine at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223 or email CARELine@hpeph.ca.

During consultations, breastfeeding will be assessed and an individualized breastfeeding plan developed. Consultations provide support when:

  • Baby does not have enough feedings, or wet or dirty diapers – see Newborn Chart
  • Breastfeeding is not going as well as expected
  • Nipples are sore
  • Latching is not easy
  • There are concerns about milk production or baby’s milk intake
  • Or you have a question about your baby or breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Resources and Links

Websites:

Print Resources:

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Symptoms or exposure? Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed for the most up to date information about what to do.

For the most up to date information on current provincial restrictions, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Appointments for individuals 5+ can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.