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 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.

  • Breastfeeding support available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm call Health Line at 1-888-221-2133 ext. 3267
  • Clinics are on hold (In-person appointments may be available, if necessary, after phone consultation with a public health nurse)

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance

  • Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance  You can also call the Stratford General Hospital Maternal Child Unit at 519-272-8232 for 24-hour breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding clinic

*Service Update*

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, breastfeeding clinics will be by referral only until further notice. If you experience breastfeeding concerns see your family doctor for assessment.
  • Lactation Consultants are available for support by phone Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-12pm call 519-272-8232 or toll-free at 1-888-275-1102 ext. 8232

Prenatal eLearning breastfeeding class

In person prenatal classes are on hold due to COVID. eLearning Prenatal Class available for free.

  • 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 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.

North Perth Breastfeeding Clinic

  • Fisher Family Primary Care Centre | 185 Inkerman Street, East Listowel
  • A registered nurse is available for assistance with your breastfeeding questions or concerns. By appointment only. Two hospital grade breast pumps are available, call for details. To book an appointment, or for more information, call 519-291-4200.

Breastfeeding support groups

Talking with someone who is also breastfeeding can be helpful. Take part in one of the online mom-to-mom breastfeeding support groups available in the region for support, encouragement and links to community breastfeeding and parenting resources. 

Huron County

Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge and Support (MILKS) Facebook group In person groups are on hold.

Perth County

Breastfeeding Buddies Facebook group In person groups are on hold. 

Telehealth Ontario

Telehealth Ontario offers free, confidential service by a Registered Nurse 24/7, including breastfeeding support.

  • Toll-free: 1-866-797-0000
  • Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007

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.