Infant Feeding Resources for Health Care Providers

Infant feeding education ideally begins before conception and continues during pregnancy when an expectant family is gathering information, has time for questions, and is open to new learning.

As a health care provider, you can identify gaps in a family's knowledge about infant feeding, and ensure the family has the information they need to inform their unique infant-feeding plan.

Resources for healthcare providers

Infant Feeding Education and Best Practice Resources

Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Drugs and Lactation Database | LactMed® - NCBI Bookshelf (

InfantRisk Center (will accept calls from Canadian residents)

Mother to Baby: Information about Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation | The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (*Please note the 1-800 number is not available to provide consults to Canadian residents.)

Huron & Perth Breastfeeding Champions

Do you consider yourself a breastfeeding champion within your organization?

Do you want to keep in the loop with support and conversations about breastfeeding within the community?

Please reach out to

Breastfeeding resources for families

Feeding baby infant formula

Formula Shortage: In Canada the supply of hypoallergenic formula is now stable. Please see LIMITED SUPPLY OF INFANT FORMULA IN CANADA Update, August 2023 [Health Canada]

Infant Formula Resources for Families

Support for families in your care

Huron and Perth area infant feeding support

The “Warm Chain of Support” approach means that local service providers and community members can support breastfeeding in different ways.  Professional support, trained peer support, and encouraging family and community can all support a family in their breastfeeding journey.

HPPH is encouraging Huron-Perth breastfeeding families to turn to their Warm Chain of Support. Visit to learn more about breastfeeding and infant feeding supports available in Huron and Perth County.