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Local Breastfeeding Assistance



Dufferin County and East Wellington Breastfeeding Supports

Wellington County Breastfeeding Supports

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health Breastfeeding Clinics (ph: 1-800-265-7293, ext. 3705)
Free breastfeeding clinics are offered in Guelph, Fergus, Orangeville, Shelburne and Mount Forest.

Breastfeeding Cafe (ph: 519-843-3947)
EarlyON Child and Family Centre (Melville United Church), 300 St. Andrew St W, Fergus
The cafe runs every Friday, 2:30-3:30pm, 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, Walkerton, Owen Sound and Markdale.

Robin Berger, RN, IBCLC (ph: 519-928-5416)
robin.berger@rocketmail.com (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)
Mom’s Breastfeeding Support and Supplies
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)
Centre Wellington LLL Group (ph: 519-993-7517)


Other Breastfeeding Clinics

Cambridge Paediatric and Breastfeeding Clinic (ph: 519-620-3600)
Zehrs South Centre, 200 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge
Breastfeeding support (covered by OHIP). They release tongue ties.

Latched On
Breastfeeding support offered by Tara Boyes-Shantz in Cambridge.
Office visits and tongue tie releases covered by OHIP. Private-pay home visits.

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: 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:


Other Resources

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

Breastfeeding Your Baby – Guidelines for Nursing Mothers (Best Start)

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.

Breast Crawl
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.

Low Milk Supply
Information and support to mothers who are experiencing low milk production.

Nipple Gallery
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.

Breastfeeding Committee for Canada

INFACT Canada (Infant Feeding Action Coalition)

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