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Breastfeeding Consultations

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

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

  • 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

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.

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Alerts:

1) Our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. However, phone lines remain open. The COVID-19 information line is operating 7 days a week (excluding statutory holidays) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All other program lines are operating Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

2) Returning travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and contact Public Health if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.

If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Earlier this month all travellers were asked to self-isolated when they returned to Canada. Effective March 25, the federal government made this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable citizens. Each of us must make the responsible decision to follow the advice of health authorities. It’s in everyone’s best interest to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.