Local Breastfeeding Assistance
Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health Breastfeeding Clinics (ph: 1-800-265-7293, ext. 3705)
Free breastfeeding clinics are offered in Guelph, Fergus, Orangeville, Shelburne, Grand Valley, Mount Forest, and Palmerston.
Breastfeeding Cafe (ph: 519-843-3947)
Upper Grand Family Health Team, 753 Tower St S, Fergus
The cafe runs every Friday, 1:30-3:30pm, no appointment necessary. Peer-to-peer support for pregnant women or breastfeeding moms. Resources and education on breastfeeding and baby weight monitoring.
Public Health Grey Bruce Breastfeeding Clinics (ph: 1-866-797-0000)
Free breastfeeding clinics are offered in Owen Sound and Walkerton. A Family Health Nurse is available to answer questions by phone
Region of Peel Breastfeeding Clinic (ph: 905-799-7700)
Free breastfeeding clinics in Brampton. Public health nurse phone support available ). Breastfeeding peer support program.
Robin Berger, RN, IBCLC (ph: 519-928-5416)
firstname.lastname@example.org (can also find her on facebook)
Private Lactation Consultant in Grand Valley. Runs a weekly drop-in breastfeeding clinic in Orangeville and offers fee-for-service private home visiting services.
Daphne Houston-Kubow, RPN, IBCLC at The Breast Start (ph: 519-938-0870)
Private Lactation Consultant in the Orangeville area. Offers fee-for-service private home visiting services.
Cecily Heslett, IBCLC (ph: 519-993-7517)
Private Lactation Consultant in the Fergus area. Offers fee-for-service private home visiting services.
Marion Cooper, IBCLC, RN (ph: 519-379-6769)
Gibson St, Walkerton
La Leche League Canada (ph: 1-800-665-4324)
La Leche League Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society. They run local information and support groups in many communities throughout Canada.
Orangeville LLL Group (ph: 519-943-0703 or 519-940-4440)
Centre Wellington LLL Group (ph: 519-846-1302)
Hanover Walkerton LLL Group (ph: 519-364-3316)
Other Breastfeeding Clinics
Cambridge Paediatric/Breastfeeding Clinic (ph: 519-620-3600)
Zehrs South Centre, 200 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge
Breastfeeding support (covered by OHIP). They release tongue ties.
International Breastfeeding Centre – aka Jack Newman Breastfeeding Clinic (ph: 416-498-0002)
Many information handouts and videos available on their website. They also offer private breastfeeding clinic visits in Toronto (fee for service). They release tongue and lip ties.
Doctors’ Breastfeeding Clinic (ph: 1-888-807-0650 or 289-233-1957)
1C Conestoga Drive, Suite 300, Brampton
Breast Pump Rentals
To rent a Medela hospital-grade double electric breastpump:
- Robin Berger – Grand Valley (ph: 519-928-5416)
- Elora Apothecary – Elora (ph: 226-369-0312)
- Guelph Norfolk Pharmacy (ph: 519-837-9141)
- Suelaine Poot – Palmerston (ph: 519-343-3745)
To rent an Ameda hospital-grade double electric breast pump:
- Centre Wellington Remedy’s Rx – Fergus (ph: 226-383-9461)
- Orangeville Shoppers Drug Mart (ph: 519-941-2900)
- Ontario Home Oxygen and Health – Orangeville (ph: 519-941-1127)
This program and website, run through Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, is a resource for information about the safety of medications and supplements when you are pregnant and breastfeeding. Counsellors share evidence-based information with women and health-care providers who call the helplines. Clinic visits are available by appointment.
1-877-439-2744 Motherisk Helpline
1-877-327-4636 Alcohol and Substance Use
1-800-436-8477 Nausea and Vomiting of Preganancy
1-888-246-5840 HIV and HIV Treatment
The LactMed database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Support Line (ph: 1-866-797-0000)
Download information about Telehealth breastfeeding support
Bilingual Online Ontario Breastfeeding Resources
Search for breastfeeding services near you
Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition
Recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada
Hand Expression of Breastmilk
Video demonstrating hand expression technique, from the Stanford School of Medicine.
Manual Expression of Breastmilk – Marmet Technique
Information handout about the Marmet Technique of hand expression of breastmilk.
Storing Breast Milk – Thawing Frozen Breast Milk
Information handout from Public Health about storing and thawing expressed breast milk.
Video of the initiation of breastfeeding by baby crawling to the breast.
Pumpin Pals (Pumpin Pals Breast Pump Shields)
Pumpin Pals are an alternative breast pumping flange, designed to improve milk output and increase maternal comfort when pumping milk.
Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Surgeries
Information and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed after breast or nipple surgery, and their friends and family.
Low Milk Supply
Information and support to mothers who are experiencing low milk production.
Pictures and explanations of variations in nipples.
The Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank
Eligible mothers can donate breastmilk to the milk bank. The milk is available by prescription for medically fragile hospitalized babies.
INFACT Canada (Infant Feeding Action Coalition)
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