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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, text 450-990-5551, 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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Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.