Breastfeeding Clinics and Supports

Breastfeeding clinics and supports are available in Huron and Perth counties. At a breastfeeding clinic, you can speak with lactation consultants and/or public health nurses. You can also call the Health Line with any infant feeding questions. Check out our classes and clinics calendar to find a breastfeeding clinic near you.

Huron County clinics

Attend one of the infant feeding clinics in Huron County and get help with latching, nutrition and general breastfeeding support.

Exeter

South Huron Medical Centre

23 Huron St. W., Exeter

Drop-ins are welcome Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Goderich

Maitland Valley Medical Centre

180 Cambria Rd. N., Goderich

Drop-ins are welcome Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wingham

Huron County Health Unit office

131 John St. E., Wingham

Drop-ins are welcome Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Perth County clinics

Come to a breastfeeding clinic in Perth County to get support and professional advice.

Listowel

Fisher Family Primary Care Centre

185 Inkerman St. E., Listowel

We recommend that you call 519-291-3125 ext. 6278 to book an appointment, but drop-ins are welcome Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two hospital-grade breast pumps are available.

Listowel Memorial Hospital

255 Elizabeth St. E., Listowel

Please call 519-292-2076 to book an appointment.

Stratford

Stratford General Hospital

46 General Hospital Dr., Stratford
Drop-in clinics are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Maternal Child Unit

You can enter the Maternal Child Unit on the second floor of the East Building using the intercom system. Make sure to go to the Communications Station to register. Staff will direct you to the clinic.

24-hour breastfeeding support

You can call the 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 Facebook and in-person groups.

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 and in-person mom-to-mom support group. You will receive support, encouragement and links to community breastfeeding and parenting resources. Find a support group near you.

Listowel

North Perth EarlyON

955 Binning St. W.

Drop-in support groups are available on the last Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Mitchell

West Perth EarlyON (Perth Care for Kids)

177 Frances St.

Drop-in support groups are available the second Friday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Stratford

Stratford EarlyON

35 Waterloo St. N.

Drop-in support groups are available on the first Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 St. Marys

Town of St. Marys EarlyON Centre

Friendship Centre: 317 James St S

Drop-in support groups are available on the first Friday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more information: 519-949-3659