Links & Support

Questions or concerns about breastfeeding? Be sure to reach out! There is a lot of support online and locally in Perth County:

Breastfeeding Web Links

Perth District Health Unit breastfeeding information

Dr. Jack Newman Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Buddies Perth County Facebook support group (private group page; request to join)

Perth County Breastfeeding Support at your Local Hospital/Family Health Team
(Days and times are subject to change; please call first)

Stratford General Hospital (drop-in)

St. Marys Memorial Hospital (drop-in)

Listowel Memorial Hospital (by appointment)

  • Call 519-292-2076

North Perth Breastfeeding Clinic (by appointment)

  • Monday to Wednesday, 8am – 4pm
  • Fisher Family Primary Care Centre
  • Call 519-291-3125 ext 6278

Stratford Family Health Team (by appointment)

Information Phone Lines and/or Websites

Perth District Health Unit’s Health Line

  • Telephone support and breastfeeding and infant feeding advice from a Public Health Nurse
  • Information about local community breastfeeding resources
  • Weekdays from 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Call 519-271-7600 ext 267 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 ext 267
  • Email: healthline@pdhu.on.ca
  • Visit Health Line

Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Supports

  • Free, confidential access to Registered Nurses who have received training in breastfeeding and lactation support. For more complex situations lactation experts will also be available.
  • 24 Hours/day, 7 days a week
  • Call 1-866-797-0000

Bilingual Ontario Online Breastfeeding Services

  • Mothers can search directly for what is available in their area or for specific breastfeeding services such as peer-support, drop-in groups or clinics with a professional (e.g. lactation consultant).
  • Visit www.ontariobreastfeeds.ca

LaLeche League

  • A well-recognized organization committed to breastfeeding support
  • Call 1-800-665-4324
  • www.lllc.ca

 Motherisk

  • Information about the safety or risk of medication, chemicals and diseases during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
  • 1-877-439-2744
  • Visit www.motherisk.org

Breastfeeding Buddies Mom-to-Mom Support Groups

A mother-to-mother breastfeeding support drop-in program. Receive support, encouragement and a link to community breastfeeding and parenting resources. Toddlers are welcome. (Formerly Breastfeeding Buddies)

Breastfeeding Buddies – Stratford

  • 1st Thursday of each month 1- 2pm
  • Stratford Early Years Centre, 35 Waterloo St. N.
  • Call 519-273-9082 for more information

Breastfeeding Buddies – North Perth

  • Last Wednesday of the month, 10am – 11am
  • North Perth Early Years Centre, 955 Binning St. W., Listowel
  • Call 519-291-6626 for more information

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