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We’re here to support you at each stage of parenting

COVID-19 in Peel

Many of our services and facilities continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your continued patience as we work to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to residents.

Stay up to date about affected services and facilities.

Call us at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Other information

Currently the Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program provides free virtual visits by phone from Public Health Nurses.

  • Having a healthy pregnancy.
  • Developing a positive relationship with your child.
  • Promoting your child's growth and development.
  • Connecting you to resources and programs in your community.
  • Working together to give your child the best start in life.

Eligibility

HBHC is a free program for:

  • Pregnant moms, and
  • Families with children from birth to school entry, who are having challenging or stressful life situations.

Interpreters are available in many languages.

If you are pregnant, ask your family doctor, midwife or nurse about the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program.

Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Whether you're thinking of having a baby, are pregnant or are caring for your child we're here to help.

We offer telephone counselling and information about:

  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding and feeding your baby
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders and supports
  • Growth and development for children 6 years and under
  • Sleep
  • Feeding your child
  • Keeping your home safe
  • Toilet learning
  • Child behaviour
  • Community programs

Call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We offer an online prenatal program that you can attend from the comfort of home and at your own pace. If you wish to register for the online InJoy Prenatal Education Program and you do not have an access code, email prenatalhealthmatters@peelregion.ca.

For prenatal classes in the community, including Healthy Start and Teen Prenatal Supper Club, contact healthystart@bridgewaycentre.ca or 905-822-1114 ext. 243.

BridgeWay also provides other programs designed for new mothers.

Peel Public health baby feeding clinics are currently closed, but telephone support is available by calling us at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We also offer information and advice, and videos in different languages on breastfeeding positions, latching, paced bottle feeding, safe formula preparation, and other topics. Access feeding your baby.

Other infant feeding resources are available to support families:

  • Call 811 or chat online 24/7 with a registered nurse at Health Connect Ontario (formerly Telehealth Ontario).

In-person support

Breastfeeding basics at BridgeWay

Workshops sharing information, advice and experiences about breastfeeding. Contact info@bridgewaycentre.ca or call 905-822-1114 ext. 0

The Doctor's Breastfeeding Clinic

10 Gillingham Drive, Unit 201, Brampton

In person appointments available. Free with health card. Call in advance for an appointment at 289-233-1957.

International Breastfeeding Centre (Newman Clinic)

Online and in-person appointments available (for a fee). Online free resources available. Visit International Breastfeeding Centre for more information. Call in advance for an appointment: 416-498-0002 ext. 221

Private lactation consultants

To hire and pay for a Lactation Consultant, visit the the Canadian Lactation Consultants Association.

Sign up for this free support program to talk with a mother who has breastfed her own children. Talk by phone or on a closed Facebook group. Call as often as you need.

Contact us any time before or after baby is born.

Sign-up today

To sign-up by phone, call 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

If English isn't your first language

We have volunteers who speak several languages and we will try to match you with a mom who speaks the same language as you.

Become a Breastfeeding Companion

We're looking for mothers who have had a positive breastfeeding experience for at least 6 months and who value the importance of breastfeeding. You must be able to attend a training session and be willing to provide telephone support to mothers living in Peel.

To learn more, visit our volunteer in health page.

About 20% of mothers and up to 14% of fathers will experience a postpartum mood disorder (PMD). It's not anyone's fault, but it's very important for you and your family to get help early.

Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program offers information and community resources about PMD for families and health professionals in Peel.

Part of the program includes the Distress Centres of Greater Toronto Helpline giving caring emotional telephone support for women and their families during pregnancy and after the birth of baby.

  • Brampton and Mississauga 905-459-7777
  • Caledon 1-877-298-5444

For BridgeWay’s Postpartum Mood Disorder Peer Support Program, contact: