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Infant Feeding Clinics and Supports

The Warm Chain of Support means that your local service providers and community members can support breastfeeding in different ways. Professional support, trained peer support, and encouraging family and community members can all support you in your breastfeeding journey. Reach out to your warm chain. See below for local supports: 

Contact us to speak with a public health nurse about breastfeeding or infant feeding.  

  • Support available by phone Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4PM. 

The Maternal Child program at Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) provides breastfeeding support 24/7. Call the Stratford General Hospital Maternal Child Unit with questions at any time at 519-272-8232, or toll-free 1-888-275-1102 ext. 8232. 

  • Lactation Consultants are available for support by in-person appointment or by phone Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM. 
  • Call the Maternal Child Unit at 519-272-8232 or toll-free at 1-888-275-1102 ext. 8232 to book an appointment 
  • One support person may accompany you 

Huron Perth Public Health is not offering in-person prenatal classes at this time. However, we are offering an online prenatal course for free for Huron and Perth county residents. If you live in another county, we encourage you to contact your local health unit to learn about prenatal education in your region. 

The eLearning prenatal class includes information on: 

  • why breastfeeding is so important for you, your baby and your family 
  • how to latch and position your baby 
  • benefits of skin-to-skin contact 
  • ensuring you have a great milk supply and your baby is getting enough 
  • recognizing when your baby is hungry 

and more! 

See our prenatal education page for more information about the eLearning program. 

If your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner) is part of a Family Health Team, contact them to ask about breastfeeding supports they may offer. 

Talking with someone who has breastfeeding experience can be helpful:  

La Leche League Stratford

Free in-person peer support, facilitated by a leader. Meets weekly. Check out Facebook page for details: LLLC - Stratford Ontario | Facebook 

Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge and Support (MILKS) 

Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge and Support (MILKS) Facebook group is a private group supported by La Leche League Stratford. It provides support, encouragement and links to community breastfeeding and parenting resources for breastfeeding families in Huron and Perth counties. In person groups are on hold. 

Note: Breastfeeding Buddies Facebook group is no longer active.  


With Health811 (formerly Telehealth/Health Connect Ontario) you can connect with a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for free, secure and confidential health advice, including breastfeeding support.  

Call 8-1-1 , or toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007 

Chat online 

For healthcare providers

Infant feeding education ideally begins before conception and continues during pregnancy when an expectant family is gathering information, has time for questions, and is open to new learning. 

As a health care provider, you can identify gaps in a family's knowledge about infant feeding, and ensure the family has the information they need to inform their unique infant-feeding plan. 

Resources for healthcare providers

Drugs and Lactation Database | LactMed® - NCBI Bookshelf ( 

InfantRisk Center (will accept calls from Canadian residents) 

Mother to Baby: Information about Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation | The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (*Please note the 1-800 number is not available to provide consults to Canadian residents.) 

Do you consider yourself a breastfeeding champion within your organization? 

Do you want to keep in the loop with support and conversations about breastfeeding within the community? 

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