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Pediatrics

NICU graduates

Return to Pediatrics home


Congratulations, your baby is going home from the NICU! Following graduation from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, your baby will transition to pediatric primary care offices for continued care and treatment. A customized plan for your baby in regards to primary care (including coordinated care with physical, occupational, and speech therapy) will be arranged in order to accomplish the best long term outcomes.


Breastfeeding

There is a walk-in Breastfeeding clinic every Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 61 Queen St. East on the 4th floor. The clinic is run by a lactation consultant and a public health nurse. There are also appointment-only spots available for St. Michael's patients on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. Please call the Prenatal Clinic for more information or to book an appointment at 416-867-7421.

Resources

The Parent Advisory Committee

The PAC is a committee made up of parents whose newborns were patients in the St. Michael's NICU who offer support to current families through peer-to-peer activities, fundraising, and general patient advising on the development of NICU practices. For further information, please contact 416-360-4000 ext. 6570.

Community resources after discharge

Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a free home-visiting program that supports you and your family with promoting your child’s growth and development and connecting you to resources and programs within your community.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are free drop-in centres for children 0-6 and their caregivers. They offer a range of services such as groups and interactive activities and advice from professionals trained in early childhood development. 

Telehealth Ontario Breastfeeding Hotline offers new and expectant moms 24/7 access to expert advice and support for breastfeeding. The service is free and confidential and can be accessed in more than 100 languages.

Toronto Public Health Breastfeeding Clinics offer individual consultations by health care professionals prenatally and after the baby is born. At the clinic, families can have their baby weighed and their breastfeeding concerns addressed.