Inpatients of the Family Maternity Centres, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, and the Paediatric units have access to nurses with extensive experience in providing breastfeeding support and advice.
As well, families can download the hospital’s Best Feeding app. Created through a partnership with Centennial College, Best Feeding offers several interactive features, including timers for women to log their baby’s feedings on each breast, as well as a log that tracks the duration and amount of breast milk each time a mother pumps her breasts. Parents can also log the number of wet and dirty diapers their baby has each day. In addition, a ‘search’ feature provides the name and location of breastfeeding clinics in Toronto.
Best Feeding is available to download for free to Android devices in the Google Play Store, and will be available for Apple devices in the near future.