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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:

Upcoming Clinics and Classes RELATED TO :

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Individuals 12 and over who have not yet had a first dose, or those who meet the minimum second dose interval are now eligible to attend HPEPH walk-in clinics. To view the schedule, visit the Booking and Eligibility Page.

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

PHARMACY-BASED VACCINATIONS

Individuals 12 and over can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

On Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario moved to Step 3  of the the Roadmap to Reopen. We must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people in Step 3, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

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.