Programs and Services


Baby Feeding Drop-In

  • For breastfeeding support and reassurance that baby is feeding well
  • Approximately 10 to 15 minutes with a public health nurse
  • Just drop in - no appointment needed
  • For newborn babies and beyond

Baby Feeding Drop-In locations:
Belleville main office
Mondays 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
179 North Park Street, Belleville

Quinte West branch office
Thursdays 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
499 Dundas Street West, Trenton

Child Health CARELine:
Telephone:    613-966-5500 ext. 223
Toll-free:     1-800-267-2803 ext. 223
TTY:             613-966-3036 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Breastfeeding Consultations

Breastfeeding is natural, but it can take time to learn.  Breastfeeding families can receive one-to-one support with breastfeeding challenges such as:
  • latch problems
  • sore nipples and
  • questions about milk production
Following a consultation, a personalized Breastfeeding Care Plan will be provided for the family.  With consent, a copy will be faxed to their health care provider.

To arrange a breastfeeding consultation, call the Child Health CARELine at:

Telephone:   613-966-5500 ext. 223
Toll-free:    1-800-267-2803 ext. 223
TTY:             613-966-3036 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Child Health CARELine

The Child Health CARELine provides advice, resources, and education to parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 12 years.  When you call the Child Health CARELine you will reach public health nurses who provide information and support to assist parents on a variety of health issues including:
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program - Food for You: Food for Two

Food for You:Food for Two is a free, weekly, drop-in program for pregnant women and teens who would benefit by extra support during pregnancy.  You will learn about healthy eating, healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding and caring for a newborn from a public health dietitian and public health nurse.

Groceries, milk and child care are provided and transportation is available.

Partners/support persons welcome.

Every Wednesday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Quinte West Youth Centre
2 Wooler Road (Corner of Store Street and Old Wooler Road)

Every Tuesday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
North Hastings Children’s Services, Ontario Early Years Centre
20 Hastings Heritage Way
For more information call the Reproductive Health Infoline at 613-966-5500 ext. 675.

  • FFY:FFT flyer - Quinte West
  • FFY:FFT flyer - North Hastings
Healthy Babies Healthy Children

The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC) program is a free, confidential and voluntary home visiting program that supports pregnant women and families with children up to age six.

The goal of the program is to help all children have the healthiest start in life.

The HBHC program:
  • provides support for parents,
  • provides screening and assessments to see if there are any risks that could affect a child’s healthy development, and
  • helps parents to link to community services and supports in areas such as: breastfeeding, nutrition and health services, parenting programs and family literacy programs.
Before your baby is born we can help you:
  • learn how to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
After your baby is born:
  • a public health nurse will contact you at home to provide support and information;
  • a public health nurse will answer questions about baby care, parenting, and supports in the community, and
  • a family home visitor may visit to share ideas on parenting and child growth and development.
Infant Feeding Class

Health Canada recommends exclusive breastfeeding until your baby reaches 6 months of age.  At 6 months, it is time to start introducing solid foods and continue to breastfeed.  The Health Unit’s Infant Feeding Class offers the latest information on:
  • starting solids with your baby around 6 months,
  • which foods to start with, and
  • how you can make your own baby food.
Join us for a FREE Infant Feeding Class.  Click here  to register online!

Classes are held in Belleville, Quinte West, Prince Edward County and North Hastings.  Click here  to see the current class schedule.

The ideal time to take this class is when your baby is 4 to 5 months of age.  Babies are welcome.

All participants will receive a copy of the Best Start resource: Feeding Your Baby from Six Months to One Year.

For more information call the Child Health CARELine at:

Telephone:   613-966-5500 ext. 223
Toll-free:   1-800-267-2803 ext.223
TTY:             613-966-3036 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS)

Is your child growing and developing on the right track? This tool can help parents to monitor their child’s growth and development.

Visit  to complete the screen online and receive reminders when it is time to complete the next one or call the Child Health CARELine to request a copy of the appropriate NDDS.

Are you interested in learning more about your child’s nutrition and health?  NutriSTEP is an easy way to find out if your child is on the right track to developing a healthy lifestyle.  To request a copy of the screening tool call the Child Health CARELine at:

Telephone:   613-966-5500 ext. 223
Toll-free:    1-800-267-2803 ext.223
TTY:             613-966-3036 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Triple P promotes positive caring relationships between parents and their children.

Parents can receive telephone support, attend a community seminar, request a face-to-face meeting or attend a small group series.  All of these services are available free of charge and are offered throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties by several agencies.

To register for Triple P programs call:

Telephone:   613-968-1144
Toll-free:    1-877-968-1144
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The Health Unit is committed to providing accessible programs and services to all.  To make arrangements for accommodation in any of the above services or to request publications in an alternative format, contact 613-966-5500 ext. 215 or by email at