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Infant Feeding Support in Timmins

Breastfeeding Support

Porcupine Health Unit

The Porcupine Health Unit Infant Feeding Clinic, located at the main office at 169 Pine Street South is available for support. A trained Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian is available to provide families with one-on-one, in-person breastfeeding support. The clinics are offered daily, excluding holidays. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Health Unit at (705)-267-1181. Telephone support is also available Monday through Friday, during regular business hours.

While breastfeeding is normal and natural, it does take practice. Trust your body. Take the time to learn. When challenges happen, get help early - Call us today and we will be happy to discuss your breastfeeding goals!

Professional Services

Timmins Lactation Services - breastfeeding support and education for Timmins and surrounding areas.   

Peer Support - Sip N' Latch Mommy Group

Your breastfeeding journey may have bumpy roads and slippery slopes but can also be joyful and empowering! Come share your experiences while sipping on your morning drink at the Sip N' Latch Mommy Group, held at the EarlyOn Centre. Details about dates, times and where the group meets can be found on the EarlyOn Centre's monthly calendar. Meet up details can also be found on Facebook, where peers will also provide support for questions asked on their "wall" or via private message.

Breast Pump Rental

Shopper’s Drug Mart (Algonquin Blvd. E.) - Medela Hospital Grade breast pumps available for rent. Call (705) 264-6511, for inquiries.

Formula Feeding Support

Porcupine Health Unit

For a variety of different reasons, families choose, or may have to, formula feed their baby. 

Formula feeding requires knowledge and skills. It is important to properly sterilize equipment, and know how to safely prepare and store formula. It is also important to understand different types of formula available. Did you know that there are ways to feed your baby that will help reduce the risks associated with formula?  

Your infant feeding goals are important to us! A trained Registered Nurse or Dietitian is available to provide one-on-one formula feeding support. Support may be provided over the telephone or in person. We want all babies to be as healthy as possible! Call us today at (705)-267-1181, and we will be happy to discuss your infant feeding plans.

Need Support ASAP and it's After Hours?

Call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000. You will be able to talk to a specially trained breastfeeding support nurse for immediate help.  A Registered Nurse or Dietitian is also available for formula feeding help.