Breastfeeding Supports During the Holidays - December 2018

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 24 - 28 and

Jan 1

Open 

Dec 31 and

Jan 2 - 4

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, 27 and 31 from

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Regular services resume:

Jan 3 from 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Fergus

474 Wellington Rd 18

Suite 100

  • By appointment only
  • Call Let’s Talk Parenting on the morning of Jan 2 to make an appointment:
    • 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616

CLOSED Dec 24 - Jan 1

Regular services resume:

Jan 2 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Mt. Forest

311 Foster St

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

CLOSED Dec 24 - Jan 8

Regular services resume:

Jan 9 from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Orangeville

Public Health office

180 Broadway

  • Drop-in clinic

OPEN 

Dec 24, 27 & 31 from

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Regular services resume:

Jan 3 from 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Shelburne

Mel Lloyd Centre

167 Centre St

  • Drop-in clinic

CLOSED Dec 24 - Jan 4

Regular services resume:

Jan 7 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

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

Find a private lacation consultant at Canadian Lacatation Consultant Association or International Lactation Consultant Association. Availability may vary. Fee for service.

Dr. Mantynen & Tara Boyes (Nurse Practitioner & Lactation Consultant) - Cambridge Pediatric & Breastfeeding Clinic

200 Franklin Blvd (in Zehrs), 519-620-3600

  • Appointment only
  • Contact your doctor or midwife for a referral
  • CLOSED Dec 25, 26
  • OPEN Dec 27, 28 (regular hours)
  • OPEN Dec 29 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • CLOSED Jan 1 - 5

Cecily Heslett - Wellington County

Robin Berger - Dufferin County

  • 519-928-5416 or connect on Facebook
  • CLOSED Dec 19 - Jan 8
  • Contact directly to ask about availability. Available most days over holidays for home visit support and breast pump rentals. Fee for service.

Community Support

Association of Ontario Doulas - postpartum and breastfeeding support

Lifetime of Love Doula Services (Dufferin County) - Postnatal care and breastfeeding support

La Leche League Canada

La Leche League - Guelph only:

  • Contact anytime by email or Facebook. Home visits may depend on availability.
  • Email GuelphWednesday@lllc.ca or connect on Facebook
  • Drop-in group OPENDec 31 at 6:30 p.m. (contact group for location)

WE Breastfeed - telephone support (all areas) and peer support matches (Guelph only)

Guelph Breastfeeding Café

Guelph Community Health Centre, 176 Wyndham St. N

  • Visit www.guelphchc.ca or
  • Call Nicole at 519-821- 6638, ext. 250 or connect on Facebook
  • CLOSED Dec 19 - Jan 2
  • REOPENS Jan 9

Upper Grand Family Health Team Breastfeeding Café

EarlyON Centre, Melville United Church, Fergus

  • Friday drop-in café
  • 519-843-3947
  • OPEN Dec 21 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • CLOSED Dec 28
  • OPEN Jan 4 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.