Lactation Sessions

NEW SERVICE**

Village Family Health Team offers lactation services for our patients.

NEW Prenatal Lactation Sessions are now being offered online and facilitated by our clinic Lactation Consultant- Caitlyn. These sessions are FREE for our prenatal patients and most beneficial in the second or third trimester of your pregnancy. It is so important to feel supported and empowered to meet your breastfeeding goals- we are here to help!

Upcoming sessions

ABCs of Breastfeeding– 1 hr session, a brief overview of breastfeeding basics and key messages

Date: Thursday July 9th 12-1pm

OR

Foundations for Lactation– 3 part series, an in-depth interactive series that reviews breastfeeding theory, basics and how to address challenges

Session 1: Thursday July 16th 12- 1 pm

Session 2: Thursday July 23rd 12-1pm

Session 3: Thursday July 30th 12-1 pm

If you are interested, please contact our clinic, and ask to speak with Caitlyn to register or email Leticia at leticia.oba@villagefht.ca.

Information we require- your name, due date and specify which session you are interested in 

** this support extends to your postpartum experience, if you are a new parent looking for lactation support please call and schedule an appt with Caitlyn RN IBCLC

COVID-19

Assessment Centre Update
March 30, 2020  12.30PM

Where is the closest Assessment Centre?
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Sunnyside Building, 1st floor – enter through the Sunnyside Avenue entrance
Every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., last patient to be registered at 8:30 p.m.
When Should I Go To an Assessment Centre?
In alignment with new Toronto Region COVID-19 Hospital guidelines, COVID-19 Assessment Centers will now focus on symptoms, and testing in the assessment centers will be limited to those who have mild symptoms and are at risk of transmitting COVID-19 to large groups of people, including:

  • Those who work in at-risk setting(i.e. hospitals, long-term care)
  • Those who reside in vulnerable stings (i.e. homeless, prison, retirement home)
  • Those who have been sent by Toronto Public Health (i.e. from areas with cluster outbreaks)

Everyone else, including those with mild symptoms who have returned from travel, does not need testing unless they get sick enough to go the Emergency Department.

When Should I Go To an Emergency Department?

If you have symptoms of coughing or upper respiratory illness AND severe symptoms of the following – regardless of severity – please go to your nearest emergency department:
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Weakness
• Lethargy
• Dizziness

Note: symptomatic infants less than six months old should always be assessed in the Emergency Department
What if I feel Ill but have not travelled?
Please self-monitor and if your symptoms worsen, call your family physician or visit an assessment centre. Please note that not all patients who come to the centre will be tested – only those who match the criteria.
What if I have travelled outside Canada and feel well?

If you do not have symptoms but have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, please self- monitor. If you have travelled in the last 14 days and mild symptoms of upper respiratory illness but no fever, underlying health issues, are younger than 60 and able to access the hospital/assessment Center if symptoms worsen, please self-isolate.

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Covid-19 Resources

Visit Public Health for more information

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