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Feeding Your Child

For more resources on feeding your baby, see our Infant Nutrition page.

Spend one-on-one time with a Public Health Nurse and get support as well as answers to your questions about feeding, sleeping, crying and other parenting inquiries. No appointment needed, open to families with children age 0-6.

Where and When

Parent Child Drop-Ins are held regularly in 11 locations. See the schedule (PDF 2 pages) or see the calendar for upcoming Parent Child Drop-Ins.

For more information email familyhealth@rcdhu.com, call Family Health at 613-735-8651 Ext. 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 Ext. 589.

A Breastfeeding Buddy is a mother who has breastfed and can provide telephone support to new or expectant mothers. To get connected with a Breastfeeding Buddy, call the Ontario EarlyON Centre (Pembroke) at 613-735-6866 Ext. 4129.

Breastfeeding Buddies poster

A 2 ½ hour workshop for pregnant women and their partner/support person. Get hands-on information about how to breastfeed.

Topics included are:

  • current recommendations;
  • making an informed decision about infant feeding;
  • breastfeeding in the first few days/weeks;
  • latching and positioning your baby;
  • hungry and full cues;
  • breastfeeding challenges;
  • partner’s role;
  • expressing and storing;
  • local resources and services;
  • and more.

2019 Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshop Schedule

Pembroke (Wednesday 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.) at Renfrew County and District Health Unit (7 International Drive, Pembroke, ON)

  • September 11th (FULL)
  • October 9th
  • December 4th

Renfrew (Wednesday 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.) at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall (331 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, ON)

  • March 27th

Arnprior (Monday 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.) at Arnprior Public Library (21 Madawaska Street, Arnprior, ON)

  • September 16th

 

You can also see our calendar for upcoming Breastfeeding ABC’s Workshops.

 

To register for this workshop email familyhealth@rcdhu.com or call Family Health at 613-735-8651 Ext. 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 Ext. 589.

 

 

Come out to receive one-on-one breastfeeding support and counselling provided by a breastfeeding specialist. Open to all, no appointment needed.

Where and When

Petawawa 

  • Every Tuesday, from 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Petawawa Centannial Family Health Centre (154 Civic Centre Rd)
  • Contact: Ashley Hanly, RN, 613-735-8651, Ext. 587.

Pembroke

  • Every Monday, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • West Champlain Family Health Team (315 Pembroke Street East)
  • Contact: Heidi Krebsz, NP, 613-687-7641

For more information, email familyhealth@rcdhu.com or call Family Health at 613-735-8651 Ext. 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 Ext. 589.

Come to one of our free Baby Food Making Workshops and learn about:

  • how and when to start baby on solid foods
  • how to make your own baby food
  • what to feed your baby
  • current recommendations and more.

The ideal time to attend is when your baby is four to five months old. You may bring your baby and other support persons. Each participant will receive a free food mill for making baby food and a resources about introducing solid foods.

Where and When

Renfrew

  • September 11th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Renfrew EarlyON Centre
  • To register, call 613-433-9901

Petawawa

  • September 25th, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Petawawa Civic Centre
  • To register, email familyhealth@rcdhu.com or call Family Health at 613-735-8651 Ext. 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 Ext. 589.

Arnprior

  • September 26th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Arnprior Family Preschool Resource Centre EarlyON
  • To register, call 613-623-8224

Pembroke

  • November 7th, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the EarlyON Child & Family Centre Pembroke
  • To register, call 613-735-7575

You can also see the calendar for upcoming Baby Food Making Workshops.

Come to this workshop to learn about:

  • the Canadian Food Guide recommendations
  • roles and responsibilities of parents
  • how to create a family friendly eating environment and
  • common feeding challenges.

Where and When

See the calendar for upcoming Toddler Feeding Workshops.

To register for this workshop email familyhealth@rcdhu.com or call Family Health at 613-735-8651 Ext. 589 OR 1-800-267-1097 Ext. 589.

Upcoming Baby Food Making Workshop Events

Pembroke Office

TEL: 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097

Renfrew Office

TEL: 613-432-5853 or 1-800-465-5000