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)

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Gain entrance into the Maternal Child Unit on the second floor of the East Building via the intercom system then proceed to the Communications Station to register. Staff will then direct you to the clinic space.
  • For 24 hour breastfeeding support call the Maternal Child Unit at 519-272-8232
  • Visit Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance: Maternal Child Program

Listowel Memorial Hospital (by appointment)

  • Call 519-292-2076

North Perth Breastfeeding Clinic (by appointment)

  • Fisher Family Primary Care Centre
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 am to 4 pm
  • Appointment recommended, but drop-in possible (recommend you call first)
  • To book an appointment, call 519-291-3125 extension 6278
  • Two hospital grade breast pumps available, call for details

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:
  • 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

LaLeche League

  • A well-recognized organization committed to breastfeeding support
  • Call 1-800-665-4324


  • 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

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.

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

Breastfeeding Buddies – West Perth (Starts October 11, 2019)

  • Second Friday of the month, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • West Perth EarlyON Centre (Perth Care for Kids), 177 Frances Street, Mitchell
  • Call 519-348-8618 for more information

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