Wellington County Breastfeeding Supports

April 2022 Update: Please note Public Health breastfeeding clinics remain on hold. Check with other resources on this page to confirm availability as this page may be out of date.

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
  • TelehealthOntario: 1-866-797-0000 – Registered nurses are available to provide expert breastfeeding support and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is free. There is 24/7 access to telephone interpreters in more than 100 languages and a direct TTY number for those with hearing and speech difficulties. Moms, family, friends and caregivers are encouraged to call if help is needed.

Free breastfeeding supports in Wellington County and how to participate

Upper Grand Family Health Team

Breastfeeding Café, EarlyON Centre, Melville United Church, 300 St. Andrew St. West, Fergus:

Peer-to-peer breastfeeding support, and encouragement for pregnant and breastfeeding women. A trained facilitator is available to provide information and assistance with breastfeeding.

  • Drop-in Fridays from 2:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Call 519-843-3947 ext. 105 for more information or visit@Breastfeeding Cafe on Facebook.

Guelph Community Health Centre

WE Breastfeed Telephone Support

Trained volunteers who have breastfed offer telephone support in different languages. Visit @WEBreastfeed on Facebook for more information.

  • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Call 519-821-6638 ext. 250 to be matched with a volunteer.

Additional free breastfeeding supports & information

Speciality Pediatric and Lactation Clinic

Contact your doctor or midwife for a referral to Pediatrician Dr. Mantynen. Located in the Zehrs Superstore at 200 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge, 519-620-3600.

Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000

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 for more information.

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. 

La Leche League Guelph

Visit La Leche League Canada for more information or join them on Facebook @LLLCGuelph.

La Leche League Centre Wellington 

Visit La Leche League Canada for more information.

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.

Breast Pump Rentals – Medela:

Breast Pump Rentals – Ameda: