Breastfeeding Clinics and Supports

Breastfeeding support is available in Huron and Perth counties.

Huron Perth Public Health

Call 1-888-221-2133 or email us to speak with a public health nurse about breastfeeding or infant feeding. 

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

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance

  • Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) - You can call the Stratford General Hospital Maternal Child Unit for breastfeeding support at any time at 519-272-8232, or toll-free 1-888-275-1102 ext 8232.

HPHA Breastfeeding clinic

  • Lactation Consultants are available for support by in-person appointment or by phone Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM.
    • Call 519-272-8232 or toll-free at 1-888-275-1102 ext 8232 to book an appointment
  • At this time, HPHA is unable to accommodate partners.  If assistance is required for transportation of baby with mom to the clinic from the Main Entrance, please let screening staff know upon entry and they will be happy to assist.

Prenatal eLearning breastfeeding class

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 prenatal education page for more information about the eLearning program.

How to register

Complete the online Prenatal eLearning Registration Form to register for the eLearning prenatal class. We will contact you to complete the registration process.

Family Health Team breastfeeding support

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.

Breastfeeding support groups

Talking with someone who has breastfeeding experience can be helpful. 

Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge and Support (MILKS)

Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge and Support (MILKS) Facebook group 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. 

Other supports


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

Bilingual Online Ontario Breastfeeding Services

Use the searchable database of Bilingual Online Ontario Breastfeeding Services to locate non-profit and for profit breastfeeding support in Ontario.