Image of woman breastfeeding childBaby-Friendly Initiative

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is a Baby-Friendly Designated Health Unit.

Our commitment to you:

  • you will receive up to date breastfeeding information
  • you will receive information to make an informed decision about how to feed your infant
  • you will be supported to breastfeed for as long as you choose
  • we will work with healthcare providers and community agencies to support you
  • we will help to make breastfeeding a normal part of everyday life

Breastfeeding Support

A qualified lactation consultant is available to work with mothers who are having breastfeeding issues or concerns. One-on-one counselling is available by appointment, home visits are also an option. To contact a lactation consultant call 519.352.7270, ext. 2903.

If you have been separated from your baby for medical reasons, or if your baby is ill or in hospital, we can help. Call Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.352.7270 ext. 2903.

Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding is offered as the fifth class in our prenatal series in Chatham and Wallaceburg. To register call 519.352.7270, ext. 2903.

For more information...


  • Download the "Breastfeeding Matters" book in our Useful Links section
  • Visit our blog
  • Call us to speak to a Public Health Nurse at 519.352.7270, ext. 2903