Clinics & Services

Feeding Your Baby & Children

The Healthy Growth and Development Programs services remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including parenting sessions (i.e., Parenting With Love, Triple P), in-class prenatal sessions, Car Seat Clinics, and Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) Welcome Baby groups. Please also visit our Healthy Families Hamilton Facebook page and our city website page www.hamilton.ca/familyhealth.

Our Health Connections phone line (905-546-3550) is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We help expecting families and families that have children 0-6 years of age. You can learn and ask questions about: breastfeeding, child safety, growth and development, healthy eating, positive parenting, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, preparing for a healthy pregnancy and other programs and services.

Please continue to access Public Health Services’ breastfeeding support via the Health Connections phone line at 905-546-3550. 

Online prenatal education is available and can be accessed by calling 905-546-2424 ext. 3591.


Feeding Baby & Making Baby Food (0-12 months)

Attend a free session to learn how to feed your baby at a local EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Sessions are free, but registration is required.

Hours and locations

CANCELLED: 
Waterdown EarlyON Child & Family Centre
Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 10 to 11 am
Location315 Dundas Street East, Waterdown
Call to register: 905-574-9344 ext. 820

Please note that there are no nutrition sessions scheduled for April 2020.

What you will learn at the session

Public Health Registered Dietitians teach parents and caregivers of children age 0 to 12 months about:

  • When to start giving solid foods to your baby
  • What solid food to give to your baby
  • How to offer new textures
  • How to make baby food

Feeding Young Children (1-6 years)

Attend a free session to learn about feeding young children at a local EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Sessions are free, but registration is required.

There are currently no session running.

What you will learn at the session

Public Health Registered Dietitians teach parents and caregivers of children age one to six years about:

  • What foods to offer your child
  • How to create a healthy eating environment, including family mealtimes and  role modelling