Please note services with an * require registration.
Breastfeeding Buddies of Waterloo Region*
Latch and Learn Series
From Person to Parent
Adjusting to life with a baby and breastfeeding is a HUGE learning curve. Feeling overwhelmed and longing for the “old you” are normal. Connect with other breastfeeding parents who get it; the “parent life” isn’t all cute baby outfits and family portraits!
Latching Ain’t Easy… Ouch!
Remember how hard it was to learn to ride a bike? Latching and breastfeeding are also a learned skill that take practice. Pain while breastfeeding is not okay. Hear about some “peer tested” troubleshooting tips for a painful latch, sore nipples and discover comfy breastfeeding positions.
It’s all about Milk Supply!
Many parents worry about if their baby is getting enough food and how often babies need to breastfeed. Come and ask questions about building and protecting your milk supply and what are normal feeding patterns. Learn from parents with lived experience.
My friend the moon; Nighttime Breastfeeding…
Being sleep deprived is hard and parenting 24/7 can be very overwhelming. Set your alarm for this drop in topic! Breastfeeding at night has many hidden benefits for you and your baby. Show up in your PJ’s if you like and we will serve caffeine packed beverages while we discuss nighttime breastfeeding and tips for getting rest.
Returning to Work/School and Breastfeeding?
Are you wondering how breastfeeding and your job will work for you and your baby? Are you considering weaning, pumping or hand expressing? Learn about how to make the transition back to work/school while breastfeeding easier, about your rights at work, breastmilk storage, and how to prepare for this new chapter in parenthood!
Please visit https://www.breastfeedingbuddies.com/neve-home/about-services/baby-me-drop-in/ to register.
Breastfeeding Buddies of Waterloo Region*
Me Breastfeed Prenatal Workshop
Are you expecting a baby? Do you have breastfeeding questions? Was the last time harder than you expected? Please visit https://www.breastfeedingbuddies.com/neve-home/about-services/me-breastfeed-workshop/ to register.
Zero2Six Children’s Mental Health Consultation
Do you have questions about your child’s behaviour or development? Zero2six Children’s Mental Health Services offers a one hour confidential consultation service for parents.
House of Friendship*
Family Outreach Program
A Family Outreach Worker can assist you in connecting with services that you and your family may need. The Family Outreach Program is operated by the House of Friendship. Family Outreach Workers can meet families throughout Waterloo Region. If you are interested in meeting a Family Outreach Worker at a specific location, please call 519-742-8327 x 240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speech and Language (0-3 years)
Do you have questions about your child’s speech or language? A Speech and Language Pathologist from KidsAbility will offer Speech and Language support and suggestions.
Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre*
Stork Secrets (Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Peer Support)
Stork Secrets is a Peer Support program offered by Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre. Stork Secrets aims to support pregnant and postpartum mothers with an infant under age 2 who are adjusting to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Please visit https://www.ourplacekw.ca/programs to register.
Let’s Talk Parenting Drop In
Parenting Now supports the parent on their journey of parenting. Our Experienced Parents are trained to listen, show curiosity, be open, respond to and empathize with the parent. When a parent has a specific concern or question regarding their child, we direct the parent to the appropriate resource.
Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services*
Baby’s First Foods Two-Part Series
Join us for a free two-part workshop with a Registered Dietitian from Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services to learn about introducing solid foods, making your own baby food, and creating a positive feeding relationship with your baby in the first year.
Part 1 – Introduction to Solid Foods
Find out the best practices for introducing solid foods, including when to introduce solids, what foods should be first, how to introduce allergens, and tips for making family mealtimes enjoyable.
Part 2 – Making Baby Food
Come learn more about the world of baby food, including how to safely prepare baby food at home, texture progression, what to look for on labels, and tips for navigating the landscape of store-bought baby food.
University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science*
Eye Exams (6 months – 6 years)
This service will provide a full vision exam if families do not have an existing family optometrist. OHIP will cover this exam. Please provide your child’s OHIP number when booking your appointment. Spaces are limited. Registration is encouraged, however, drop in appointments may also be available.
Waterloo Region Family Network
This service focuses on supporting all families impacted by special needs; with or without a diagnosis. Drop in, or book an appointment in advance to receive support in making connections and navigating community resources in Waterloo Region in order to make informed decisions for your family.