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Babies & Young Children

The Health Unit offers a variety of programs and services to help you with your parenting journey. Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time, and you may have questions.

Telephone Support

    • To speak with a public health nurse about pregnancy, infants, children or Middlesex-London public health programs, please call the Health Unit:
      • 519-663-5317
      • Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • If you're not from the Middlesex-London area and you're looking for your local public health unit, please use the Ministry's Public Health Unit Locator

Find out more about Health Connect Ontario (24/7) and Southwesthealthline Supports

  • Mother breastfeedingBreastfeeding Home Visits
    If you're experiencing breastfeeding challenges and your baby is 0-6 weeks old, call 519-663-5317 to find out if this service is right for you and your family.
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC)Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC)
    Home visits are available to pregnant women and families with children 0-6 years old. To see if you’re eligible, please call 519-663-5317.
  • Mother feeding babyIntroducing Solid Foods
    At about six months of age, most babies are developmentally ready to start solid foods. This is a learning experience for baby and caregivers!
  • Infant formula preparationInfant Formula
    If you have decided to give your baby infant formula, it's important to safely prepare and feed infant formula to your baby.
  • Infant Hearing ProgramInfant Hearing Program
    It’s important for all newborns to be screened for hearing loss.
  • Rear Facing Car SeatsRear Facing Car Seats
    Young children are safest in a rear facing car seat.
Date of creation: February 1, 2013
Last modified on: July 20, 2022