Well Baby Program
At Village Family Health Team, we provide primary care for several hundred babies. We see babies within days of birth. Once a baby turns two months old, and if their birthdate falls within the appropriate cohort, they are invited to join the Well Baby Group!
The Well Baby Group is a 90-minute group appointment for parent(s) and baby. The purpose of the group is to provide parents with comprehensive education based on the child’s age and offer a venue for parents to interact and ask questions in a setting that is baby and breastfeeding friendly.
The appointments are based on the regular growth/development/immunization schedule of 2, 4, 6, and 9-month visits. These services are provided to all patients at Village FHT but unfortunately, we are not always able to accommodate all babies and parents in a group setting. If you have a newborn baby, or one on the way, feel free to contact your healthcare provider about the group!
Guidelines for Nursing Mothers
Attachment and Bonding
Period of Purple Crying
Preventing Flat Head
Breastfeeding Services at Village Family Health Team
Village Family Health Team is committed to supporting families and infants during their breastfeeding journey. Currently, our clinic offers services provided by registered nurses with education in lactation medicine.
Please contact our clinic if you are interested in booking an appointment.
Guidelines for Nursing Mothers
Toronto Public Health Breastfeeding Resources
Toronto Public Health Breastfeeding Services- Clinics & Groups
La Leche League Toronto
International Breastfeeding Centre- Support & Resources
Growth and Development
Baby’s First Year
Your Child’s Development
Ontario Immunization Program
Tips to Improve Your Child’s Immunization Experience
Vaccines- Myths & Facts
Perinatal Mental Health
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
PPD Services in Toronto
Infant and Toddler Nutrition
Village Family Health- Intro to Solids
Iron Needs of Babies and Children
Nutri-Step 18 months
Building a Healthy Toddler
Tips on Feeding Picky Eaters
Toronto Public Health– https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/children-parenting/
Caring for Kids- https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/
Telehealth Ontario- Fast , free medical advice for non-urgent concerns
Toronto Public Library– https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/kids-and-families/
Village Family Health Team (VFHT) patients can have their entire pregnancy care right here! Low risk patients can have prenatal care with Dr. Shawna Irons or Dr. Rachna Chari, two of the VFHT doctors. Deliveries are at St Joseph’s Health Center with St. Joe’s Toronto Primary Care Obstetrics team. Mother and newborn baby are then able to see their own doctor within a few days of birth. Pregnant patients can also choose to have their pregnancy and delivery managed by an obstetrician or midwife and will be referred as per patient’s request.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Support at Village Family Health
Village Family Health Team is dedicated to empowering our clients with knowledge and confidence around breastfeeding.
Please call and ask to speak with one of our nurses if interested in prenatal breastfeeding support or refer to the Breastfeeding section under our Well Baby Program.
St. Joseph’s Family Birthing Centre
Toronto Public Health- Prenatal Programs