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Where to Get Help with Breastfeeding

Help and support for breastfeeding moms are available from a number of community resources.

HKPR District Health Unit:

Before your baby comes, take a free "Preparation for Breastfeeding" class offered by the Health Unit. These classes can provide a benefit to parents new to breastfeeding or those who have breastfed previous children. Call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 for more information and to register or email prenatalclasses@hkpr.on.ca

After your baby comes, contact one of the Health Unit's Family Health nurses for free breastfeeding support. Nurses at all four office locations can offer breastfeeding telephone support, appointments at breastfeeding clinics in one of our family-friendly rooms, and families eligible for the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program may be able to get help in their own homes. Call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 for more information.

24/7 Telehealth Breastfeeding Support:

Available after business hours, Telehealth now has access to lactation experts and registered nurses with training in breastfeeding and lactation support - 1-866-797-0000.

Hospital and Community Supports:

Breastfeeding Clinic - Peterborough Regional Health Centre - 705-743-2121

Breastfeeding Clinic - Peterborough Family Resource Centre - 705-748-9144

Breastfeeding Clinic - Lakeridge Health, Port Perry, New Life Centre - 905-985-7231

Breastfeeding Clinic - Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital - 705-325-2201

Breastfeeding Clinic - Dr. Jack Newman clinic (Toronto) - 416-498-0002 (referral from primary care provider required

La Leche League - provides mother-to-mother support at monthly meetings - Lindsay - 705-328-2316; Peterborough - 705-740-6188; La Leche League - 1-800-665-4324; Port Hope - 289-251-3748 (New)

Motherisk - information for pregnant and breastfeeding moms on medications, herbs, and chemicals - 416-813-6780

Online Resources:

Breastfeeding - Any Place, Any Time - HKPR Facebook page

Ontario Telehealth 24/7 Breastfeeding Support Hotline: 1-866-797-0000

Breastfeeding Matters - Best Start's guide to breastfeeding for women and their families

La Leche League Canada

Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute

Motherisk