Are you expecting a baby? Looking for support for yourself or your partner?
Check out our free programs for pregnant women and their partners. Give us a call or drop by to register, to book an appointment or to find out more.
Centretown is re-Designated Baby Friendly!
Centretown Community Health Centre is pleased to announce their re-designation as a baby friendly health facility. The Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) is a WHO/UNICEF strategy to implement practices to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.
Maintaining BFI designation demonstrates Centretown CHC’s recognition of the health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, and efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and always respect the decision of each mother. Clinical practice complies with the WHO international Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and its subsequent resolutions.
For more information about the Baby Friendly Initiative visit:
- Breastfeeding Committee for Canada http://www.breastfeedingcanada.ca/
- Baby-Friendly Initiative Ontario http://www.bfiontario.ca/
Are you looking to keep your family well? Find ways to get better? Meet other parents or caregivers in your community?
Check out our free programs for pregnant women and their partners. Give us a call or drop by to register, to book an appointment or to find out more. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (613) 233-4443.
Ever wonder about what rights you have as a breastfeeding mother?
You have rights as a breastfeeding mother, including the right to breastfeed a child in a public area and to receive services free of discrimination. Examples of public areas include: restaurants and cafés, stores and malls, schools, parks and public transit. No one should prevent you from breastfeeding your child simply because you are in a public area. They should not ask you to “cover up,” disturb you, or ask you to move to another area that is more “discreet.” Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers cannot be discriminated against at work and or by their union, if they have one. To learn more, visit the Ontario Human Rights Commission webpage.
Helpful Breastfeeding Resources and Links
Do you have an infant feeding question or challenge? Here’s how to find help…
- Breastfeeding Hotline: Telehealth Ontario offers free 24/7 Breastfeeding advice and support service, Phone: 1-866-797-0000 TTY: 1-866-797-0007.
- Breastfeeding Support Drop-Ins with Lactation Consultants (IBCLCS)
- Ottawa Public Health offers a variety of services and tools to make it easier for your child to grow up healthy, please visit Parenting in Ottawa for more information.
CCHC may cancel or reschedule programs as needed.
Your pregnancy matters.
Services by Schedule
Next Event: Mon, Jan 27 1:00pm - Wed, Sep 26 3:00pm
Support from a registered nurse and lactation consultant. In English, French, Arabic and Somali. Drop in.
Weekly | Mondays
1:00 — 3:00 pm
For more information, please call 613-233-4443 ext. 2108
Next Event: Tue, Jan 28 10:00am - 11:30am
Join pregnant women and new moms for ideas and support on pregnancy, breastfeeding, healthy eating, food preparation, infant development and much more.
When you come to the program you have access to:
¨ Healthy snacks
¨ Free bus tickets
¨ Free milk voucher
¨ Free childcare
Weekly | Tuesdays
10:00 — 11:30 am
Not offered on the 5th Tuesday of the month
More information: 613-233-4443 x 2108
This program is funded, in part, by the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, Public Health Agency of Canada.
Services by Appointment
For everyone in the Ottawa area.
Are you expecting a baby? Our physicians offer friendly, personal, family-centred obstetrical and prenatal care.
Make an appointment: 613-233-4697