Childbirth Program out-patient resources after discharge
The Childbirth Program at Queensway Carleton Hospital is able to provide you with support after you and your baby are discharged from the hospital. You may be referred to one or both of these clinics by your Nurse or healthcare provider.
Childbirth Program Breast Feeding Support after Discharge
We are very happy to announce that we are once again able to provide Breast feeding support after discharge albeit, in a slightly different format. You will now be required to book an appointment time for breast feeding support. This will help to minimize the number of patients presenting to the unit all at once, allowing us to support physical distancing requirements and proper cleaning between patients.
Breast Feeding Support appointments will be available every half hour from 1300-1500, for a total of 5 appointments daily, seven days a week. These appointments can be booked by your nurse before your discharge as part of the discharge planning/follow-up. You will also be able to call in after discharge and book the first available appointment around what is already scheduled.
To book a Breast Feeding Support appointment:
If it is part of your discharge planning and follow-up, your nurse will book the next available appointment with the Unit Clerk and confirm the date and time with you.
After discharge, if you wish to book a breast feeding support appointment, you can do so by calling the Registration Clerk at 613-721-2000 ext. 4816. You will be offered the next available appointment and booked accordingly.
When coming to your Breast Feeding Support appointment:
- It is very important to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to ensure you get an adequate amount of time with our Lactation Consultant. Bring your baby’s temporary OHIP card, “Baby’s First Week” card and your OHIP card.
- Appointments are booked for every half hour but you may end up staying a bit longer so come prepared with diapers, wipes, and change of baby clothes.
- You should come alone with baby to this appointment to decrease the number of visitors in the hospital. To make it easier to carry baby and baby bag, bring the baby in the stroller if you have one.
- These appointments are for breast feeding support performed by our Lactation Consultants. You will not see a physician during this appointment.
- You can book another appointment yourself if you need to by calling 613-721-2000 ext. 4816. You will be booked into the next available appointment date and time.
Other out-patient resources include:
- Jaundice Out-Patient Clinic (JOPC): This clinic provides follow-up care for newborns with jaundice or babies that may need an assessment by a healthcare provider. You may be referred to this clinic prior to your baby’s discharge. You will be given information about the clinic and an appointment time for the following day.
- Ottawa Public Health and Healthy Babies, Healthy Children: The Ottawa Public Health Department offers a variety of programs and services that will help you with breastfeeding and the well-being of your newborn to early childhood support.
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