The Health Unit offers help and support to breastfeeding moms.
After your baby comes, contact one of the Health Unit’s public health nurses for free breastfeeding support. Nurses 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, ext. 5003 for more information.
Telehealth Breastfeeding Support
Available after business hours, Telehealth has lactation experts and registered nurses with training in breastfeeding and lactation support – 1-866-797-0000.
Peterborough Regional Health Centre – 705-743-2121
Peterborough Family Resource Centre – 705-748-9144
Lakeridge Health, Port Perry, New Life Centre – 905-985-7231
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital – 705-325-2201
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