Breastfeeding Clinics and Supports

Breastfeeding support is available in Huron and Perth counties. You can speak with lactation consultants and/or public health nurses. You can also call the Health Line with any infant feeding questions. 

To focus our efforts on protecting the health of our community in response to COVID-19, we have modified our services and programs. Please see COVID-19 Response Service Interruptions for more information.

Huron County clinics

  • Clinics are on hold (In-person appointments are available, if necessary, after phone consultation with lactation consultant)
  • Breastfeeding support available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Huron residents: call 1-888-221-2133 ext 2256 to be connected to a Public Health Nurse

Perth County clinics

  • Clinics are on hold (In-person appointments are available, if necessary, after phone consultation with lactation consultant)
  • Breastfeeding support available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Perth residents: call Health Line at 1-888-221-2133 ext 3267 
  • You can also call the Stratford General Hospital Maternal Child Unit at 519-272-8232 for 24-hour breastfeeding support.

Prenatal breastfeeding class

We offer a free, single-evening prenatal breastfeeding class that covers:

  • 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

How to register

We offer both in-person and online prenatal breastfeeding classes. Complete the online Prenatal Registration Form to register. Indicate whether you want to take the course online or in-person. We will contact you to complete the registration process.

Breastfeeding support groups

Talking with someone who is also breastfeeding can be helpful. Take part in one of the many breastfeeding support groups available in the region and throughout Ontario. Call our Health Line to find a breastfeeding support group.

Huron County

Find breastfeeding supports in the Huron County community.

Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge and Support (MILKS)

MILKS is a peer support group in Huron County. They offer a Facebook group.

Breastfeeding Connections Huron County

Breastfeeding Connections Huron County provides an online space for professional breastfeeding support for families in Huron County.

Perth County

Perth County offers Breastfeeding Buddies, an online  mom-to-mom support group. You will receive support, encouragement and links to community breastfeeding and parenting resources. Find a support group near you.