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Breastfeeding Support Services

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:17 PM

One-to-One Help

Do you require one-to-one help? Call 519-383-3817 or toll free 1-800-667-1839 Ext. 3817 to arrange a telephone, office, drop-in or home visit.

Infant Feeding

A public health nurse from Lambton Public Health is available to talk with you about any infant feeding concerns. Call 519-383-3817, toll free 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3817 or attend one of our regularly scheduled drop-in programs. Drop-in program information is listed below.

Prenatal Classes

Lambton Public Health's prenatal class presents information about breastfeeding as part of the series of topics. Click for more information about prenatal classes.

Other Community Resources for Breastfeeding Mothers

Telehealth Ontario

Free expert advice and support for breastfeeding 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, provided by Registered Nurses who've also received training in breastfeeding and lactation support. 1-866-797-0000.

The service is provided in English and French with 24/7 access to telephone interpreters in more than 100 languages and a direct TTY number for those with hearing and speech difficulties. TTY: 1-866-797-0007

La Leche League Canada

La Leche League Canada is an international, non-profit organization of volunteers that provides education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Breastfeeding Referral Line 1-800-665-4324.

North Lambton Community Health Centre

59 King St., W., Forest - 519-786-4545
A community breast pump is available at North Lambton Community Health Centre and at Kettle Point Health Services for individuals living in North Lambton. Use of the breast pump is free, but you are required to purchase a $20 tubing kit.

Breastfeeding Buddies

Breastfeeding Buddies provide breastfeeding advice and support to new mothers. ‘Buddies’ are trained volunteers who have personal breastfeeding experience. These individuals provide both one-to-one and group support and help connect breastfeeding mothers to community resources.

For more information call North Lambton Community Health Centre (NLCHC) at 519-786-4545 ext. 231. Click to view the NLCHC pamphlet.

Parent Drop-in Program

For moms, dads, and caregivers to have baby weighed, meet other parents, and to speak with a Public Health Nurse about their baby's growth and development, nutrition, community resources, and any parenting concerns. Lambton Public Health currently has 20 Parent Drop-in locations throughout Lambton County.

Click to view the Parent Drop-in Program Schedule.

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