Public Health Breastfeeding Support Services

Alberta Health Services - Central Zone


Description
Breastfeeding support is available through telephone counselling and/or in-person contacts. Public Health Nurses respond to questions and concerns about infant feeding.

Public Health offers breastfeeding support and education through prenatal education, telephone counseling and in-person contacts. Public Health Nurses respond to questions and concerns about infant feeding.

After the birth of a baby, a Public Health Nurse contacts the family to inquire about how their baby is feeding; and to offer information, support and services.

Services may include assessment and support primarily from a public health nurse who may or may not be an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Parents will be informed of the option for support from a local lactation or general parent support group where available.


Key Provider: lactation consultants, public health nurses (PHNs)
Eligibility
N/A
Application Process
Service Access: By Appointment
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
403-783-4491
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Verified On
August 30, 2023
Address
5900 2A Highway
Ponoka, AB, T4J 1P5
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for Lunch.