Breastfeeding Supports During the Holidays - December 2019

IMPORTANT: Contact your healthcare provider or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 today if:

  • Your baby is very sleepy and hard to wake for feedings.
  • Your baby is crying and will not settle after feedings.
  • Your baby does not have enough wet and dirty diapers.
  • You have a concern or feel that something is not right with your baby.
  • Your nipples are sore and are not getting better.
  • You have a fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, or a red and painful area on your breast.
  • You feel overwhelmed or not able to cope.

Phone Lines

Phone line

More information

Availability over holidays

Public Health

Let’s Talk Parenting Line

  • Public health nurses answer your parenting, breastfeeding and child health questions
  • 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616
  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed

Dec 25 - Jan 1

Telehealth Ontario

  • Speak to a registered nurse
  • 1-866-797-0000

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Public Health Breastfeeding Clinics

Clinic

More information

Availability over holidays

Guelph

EarlyON Centre (2nd floor)

Stone Road Mall

  • Drop in clinic

Open    Dec 24      1:00 – 3:30pm

 

Regular services resume:

Jan 2     1:00 – 3:30 pm

Orangeville

180 Broadway

  • Drop-in clinic

Open    Dec 24       1:00 – 3:30pm

             

Regular services resume:

Jan 2  1:00 – 3:30 pm

Mt. Forest

311 Foster St

  • By appointment only
  • Call Let’s Talk Parenting to make an appointment:
    • 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616

Open     Jan 2        10:30 – 12:00pm

 

Regular services resume:

Jan 8       10:30 – 12:00pm

Fergus

490 Charles Allan Way

 

  • By appointment only
  • Call Let’s Talk Parenting during business hours to make an appointment:
    • 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616
 

Open     Dec 24     10:30 – 12:00pm

 

Regular services resume:

Jan 8      1:00 – 2:30 pm

Shelburne

Mel Lloyd Centre

167 Centre St

  • By appointment only
  • Call Let’s Talk Parenting during business hours to make an appointment:
    • 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616

Open     Dec 23     1:30 – 3:00pm

 

Regular services resume:

Jan 6      1:30 – 3:00 pm

WDGPH posts the lists of private lactation consultants and doulas as a courtesy for clients. Private providers must contact WDGPH to be included on the list. WDGPH  does not endorse private providers listed on this site.

 

Lactation Consultants

Private Lacation Consultants

Visit Canadian Lacatation Consultant Association or International Lactation Consultant Association. Availability may vary. Fee for service.

Dr. Mantynen & Tara Boyes

  • Cambridge Pediatric & Breastfeeding Clinic at 200 Franklin Blvd (in Zehrs), 519-620-3600
  • Appointment only
  • Contact your doctor or midwife for a referral
  • OPEN Dec 26 and Dec 31 (until noon)
  • OPEN Dec 27, 30, Jan 2 and Jan 3 (regular hours)

Cecily Heslett - Wellington County

Robin Berger - Dufferin County

  • 519-928-5416 or connect on Facebook
  • Please contact directly to ask about availability. Fee for service.

Community support

Association of Ontario Doulas

Lifetime of Love Doula Services (Dufferin County)

La Leche League Canada

Guelph only:

WE Breastfeed

  • Telephone support (all areas) and peer support matches
  • Contact Nicole at:

Guelph WE Breastfeed Café

Guelph Community Health Centre, 176 Wyndham St. N

Upper Grand Family Health Team Breastfeeding Café

EarlyON Centre, Melville United Church, Fergus

  • Friday drop-in café
  • 519-843-3947
  • OPEN Dec 20 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and Jan 3 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.