IMPORTANT: Contact your healthcare provider or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 today if:
- Your baby is very sleepy and hard to wake for feedings.
- Your baby is crying and will not settle after feedings.
- Your baby does not have enough wet and dirty diapers.
- You have a concern or feel that something is not right with your baby.
- Your nipples are sore and are not getting better.
- You have a fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, or a red and painful area on your breast.
- You feel overwhelmed or not able to cope.
Free breastfeeding support is also available from:
- Your midwife or doctor
- Health Connect Ontario: Get breastfeeding advice and referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week by visiting Health811 online or calling 811 or TTY: 1-866-797-0007. Callers will be connected to an RN who can answer BF questions. RN may refer to a lactation consultant who is available 24/7. Once the RN makes the referral, the lactation consultant will call back within 30 minutes or can schedule a time for them to call back.
Free breastfeeding supports in Dufferin County and East Wellington and how to participate
Upper Grand Family Health Team
Infant Feeding Drop-In: Breasts & Bottles, EarlyON Centre, Melville United Church, 300 St. Andrew St. West, Fergus:
Peer-to-peer infant feeding support, and encouragement for pregnant, breastfeeding and bottle feeding parents. A trained facilitator is available to provide information and assistance.
- Drop-in Thursdays from 1:00–2:00 p.m. (Check the Upper Grand Family Health Team website for exact dates)
- Call 519-843-3947 for more information or visit Upper Grand Family Health Team Infant Feeding: Breasts and Bottles or EarlyON Child and Family Centre.
La Leche League
Accredited La Leche League leaders provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding information, encouragement and support. Phone support and meetings are available. Visit La Leche League Canada for more information.
Additional free breastfeeding supports & information
A free, confidential telephone service you can call for breastfeeding help from a Registered Nurse. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit Telehealth Ontario to learn more.
Doctors’ Breastfeeding Clinic (Brampton)
Bilingual Online Ontario Breastfeeding Services
Search for breastfeeding services across Ontario at ontariobreastfeeds.ca.
Go to MotherToBaby for information on the risk and safety of medications, alcohol, herbal products, chemicals, X-rays, infections, and chronic conditions (e.g., nausea & vomiting of pregnancy, asthma, diabetes, depression) during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Best Start Resource Centre
Best Start offers a wide range of parenting and breastfeeding resources.
Other Public Health offices
Fee-for-service breastfeeding services
We post the lists of private lactation consultants and doulas as a courtesy for clients. Private providers must contact us to be included on the list. We do not endorse private providers listed on this site.
- Robin Berger RN, IBCLC, Private Lactation Consultant, home visits available. Call 519-928-5416 or visit Robin Berger - Breastfeeding & Parenting Support on Facebook.
- Community Breastfeeding Centre by the Café (Robin Berger RN/LC). Drop-in Wednesdays from 12:30 -3:30 p.m. at Centre Fellowship Church, 375 Hansen Blvd, Orangeville.
- Visit the International Lactation Consultant Association to find a board-certified lactation consultant in your area.
- Lifetime of Love Doula Services. Postnatal care and breastfeeding support. Call 416.826.1806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Find a doula at the Association of Ontario Doulas.
- International Breastfeeding Centre/Newman Breastfeeding Clinic (Toronto). Call 416-498-0002 or visit their website to book an appointment. Breastfeeding videos and information sheets are also available on their website.
- Ten Little Toes: Lactation Consultant, Samantha (RN, IBCLC). Virtual support. Email email@example.com or visit us on Instagram.