Health unit launches breast­feed­ing sup­port clinic in Col­borne

Northumberland Today - - DRIVING -

COL­BORNE — A new Breast­feed­ing Sup­port Clinic has been launched in Col­borne by the Hal­ibur­ton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Dis­trict Health Unit.

The clin­ics will be held on the first and third Tues­day of ev­ery month at Col­borne Pub­lic School (lo­cated at 8 Al­fred St.) from 1 to 2 p.m.

Fam­ily health nurses will be present to as­sist those at­tend­ing.

“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.

“We are very pleased to be able to ex­pand our clinic and sup­port ser­vices into Col­borne to help more women in the area feel con­fi­dent and com­fort­able in breast­feed­ing their ba­bies.”

The Health Unit also of­fers other free Breast­feed­ing Sup­port/Clin­ics as fol­lows:

• In Brighton, on the first and third Tues­day of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at 170 Main St.

• In Camp­bell­ford, on the sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at the On­tario Early Years Cen­tre (Ro­tary Hall, 179 Saska­toon Ave.).

• In Port Hope week­days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Health Unit of­fice (200 Rose Glen Rd.).

Drop-ins are wel­come, although ap­point­ments are pre­ferred. For more in­for­ma­tion or to book a time, call the Health Unit toll­free at 1-866-888-4577 and speak to a fam­ily health nurse. — Sub­mit­ted ar­ti­cle

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