For healthcare providers referring patients to Monarch Centre.
information for referring Providers
Referrals for jaundice screening can be made by a health care provider for babies who are less than 7 days of age and were born at The Ottawa Hospital.
Referrals for tongue-tie assessment can be health care providers for babies who are less than 4 weeks old; this service is open to babies born at any hospital/location. Please include both newborn and the parent on the referral form.
Monarch Centre’s breastfeeding medicine care is provided by Dr. Josdalyne Anderson, a physician with a focused practice on Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine. Dr. Anderson treats patients with complex medical challenges in the parent-baby dyad that impact feeding and/or lactation.
Families should first access community lactation consultants for issues with latch, position, and initial milk production. For community-based lactation resources, please see http://ottawabreastfeeds.ca/ and https://www.parentinginottawa.ca/en/Breastfeeding-Support.aspx.
For dyads with medically complex issues for which feeding issues persist after community-based lactation support, please continue to request a consult using the referral form. See page 2 of form for additional consult criteria.