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BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

- Health Unit Offers Breastfeeding Support Clinics Twice Each Month in Brighton and Campbellford -

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – Women in east Northumberland County can now book appointments for breastfeeding support close to home.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has launched new Breastfeeding Support/Clinics in Brighton and Campbellford. Family Health Nurses will be on hand to provide one-on-one appointments to answer questions and provide support and reassurance.

The free sessions take place:

• In Brighton on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 10 am to Noon at the Ontario Early Years Centre (170 Main Street).

• In Campbellford on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from Noon to 2 pm at the Ontario Early Years Centre (Rotary Hall, 179 Saskatoon Avenue).

Drop-ins are welcome, although appointments are preferred. For more information or to book a time, call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 and speak to a Family Health Nurse.

“Breastfeeding is important for both mother and baby, from the first hour of life up to two years and beyond,” says Tammy Thomson, a Family Health Nurse with the HKPR District Health Unit. “Whether mothers seek out breastfeeding support to have questions or concerns addressed, or just want reassurance during their breastfeeding journey, the Health Unit’s twice-monthly clinics in Brighton and Campbellford will provide women in east Northumberland with better access to breastfeeding information and resources.”

Currently, the Health Unit provides similar one-on-one Breastfeeding Support Clinics at its offices in Port Hope, Lindsay and Haliburton. These clinics are also available on an appointment basis.

More breastfeeding information and resources are available on the Health Unit website or its breastfeeding support Facebook page.

For media inquiries, contact:

Tammy Thomson, Family Health Nurse, HKPR District Health Unit, (905) 885-9100, ext. 1214, or 1-866-888-4577.

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