Breastfeeding 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:

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

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.

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 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

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. 

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. 

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

About the Warm Chain of Support 

The Warm Chain of Support is a campaign of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). Did you know that there are 1,000 days of support? Learn more about the Warm Chain of Support, and the many individuals throughout the community ready to provide care and support during your child's first 1,000 days.

  • Warm Chain of Support for Breastfeeding
  • Warm Chain Information Cards | Series of information cards, available in the United Nations languages, to be used by different stakeholders (family member, employer/employee, General Practitioner, Lactation Consultant, Midwife, Nurse, peer supporter, etc.) to find out what to do to create a warm chain of support for breastfeeding in our community.