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Windsor-Essex County Breastfeeding Resources

  • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
    • Provides breastfeeding support from the prenatal period until weaning by telephone and videoconference. All services are provided by Public Health Nurses.
    • Breastfeeding Help Line - To access Helpline services call 519-258-2146 ext. 1350 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
    • Breastfeeding ClinicDue to COVID-19, Breastfeeding Clinics are on hold until further notice. Breastfeeding support is provided by telephone and videoconference. Call 519-258-2146 ext. 1350 to speak to a nurse
    • Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes - Due to COVID-19, Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes are on hold until further notice.
  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus Maternal Newborn Clinic
    • Provides in-person breastfeeding support for babies up to six weeks of age. 
    • Services are for clients who give birth at Met hospital.
    • For more information call 519-254-5577 ext. 56908.
  • La Leche League
    • Provides breastfeeding education and telephone support. At monthly meetings in-person  support is offered. 
    • Mother-to-mother support.
    • For more information contact Helen at 519-948-1968
  • Doulas
    • Provide breastfeeding education, telephone support, and in-person support from the prenatal period until baby is six weeks old. 
    • A fee is charged.
    • To locate a qualified doula in the area contact the following professional agencies: 
  • Midwives
    • Provide breastfeeding education, telephone support, and in-person support from the prenatal period until baby is six weeks old. 
    • Services are for current clients of midwives.
    • To locate a qualified midwife in the area contact the following professional agencies:           
      • College of Midwives of Ontario
      • Association of Ontario Midwives
  • Teen Health Centre
    • Provides breastfeeding education and telephone support from the prenatal period until weaning. 
    • Services provided by Registered Nurses.
    • Services are for teen moms up to the age of 24.
    • For more information call 519-253-8481.  
  • Sunparlour Pregnancy Resource Centre
    • Provides breastfeeding education, telephone support, and in-person support from the prenatal period until weaning. 
    • Services are provided by Registered Nurses.
    • For more information call 519-946-9966.

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Online Breastfeeding Resources

 

 

 

 

  • Breastfeeding Matters: An important guide to breastfeeding for women and their families website
    • Topics covered include:
      • Making an informed decision about breastfeeding
      • Learning to breastfeed
      • Expression and storage of breast milk
      • Common concerns and where to get help
  • La Leche League website
    • Provides a list of frequently asked questions regarding breastfeeding

Regional Breastfeeding Information Lines

  • MotherToBaby
    • US website that provides information about medication and illness when pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Motherisk in Ontario in no longer available.
  • Telehealth Ontario
    • To access Telehealth Ontario call 1-866-797-0000 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).
    • Registered Nurses are available to answer questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mother to Mother Support

Mothers benefit from the support of other mothers who are breastfeeding, such as a friend or relative who is breastfeeding or who has recently breastfed. You can also meet other breastfeeding mothers through:

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 8:46am