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​​​​​​​​​​​​Breastfeeding

Do you have breastfeeding questions, or need support?

We have nurses trained to help you.

​For more information on breastfeeding support, see below.

At BCHU, we promise to support you​​ as you feed your baby.  

Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed a baby. Breastmilk is all the food your baby needs for the first six months. At around six months, introduce iron-rich foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years and beyond.



Breastfeeding Clinic
​Description:One-on-one support from a public health nurse​
​Location:Ontario Early Years Centre - 30 Bell Lane, Brantford​
Brantford Public Library (Main Library) - 173 Colborne St., Brantford
​Contact:​519-753-4937 ext. 482
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability: ​Schedule (Under "Breastfeeding Clinic")
Family Drop-In
​Description:Public health nurse available to answer breastfeeding and parenting questions
​Location:Vary
​Contact:​519-753-4937 ext. 482
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability: ​Schedule (Under "Programs from the Brant County Health Unit")
Breastfeeding Support/Visit
​Description:Telephone support or in-home visit from a public health nurse
​Location:​Brantford/Brant County
​Contact:​519-753-4937 ext. 464
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:​By appointment Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
La Leche League Canada: Brantford
​Description:Mother-to-mother support or telephone help from an accredited leader
​Location:​Brantford
​Contact:See Website
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:​Monthly group meetings. See website for details.
B.A.B.I.E.S
​Description:Support, education and information
​Location:The Brant Association for Breastfeeding Information, Education and support provides personal, social and political breastfeeding advocacy.
​Contact:​Visit website or Facebook page for details.
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:​Monthly events. See website for details.
Six Nations Breastfeeding Support Group
​Description:Group gathering for mothers and babies. For mothers living on Reserve only.
​Location:18 Stoneridge Circle, Ohsweken
​Contact:​519-445-4922
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:​Monthly group meetings. Call for details.
Aboriginal Health Centre
​Description:Breastfeeding Support
​Location:36 King St., Brantford
​Contact:​519-752-4340
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:​By appointment. Call for hours.
Brantford Native Housing
​Description:Support and advice
​Location:318 Colborne St. E, Brantford
​Contact:​519-753-5408 ext. 230
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:​Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (leave message). Monthly group meeting 2nd Wed. of Month (1:00 - 2:30 p.m.)
Grand River Community Health Centre
​Description:Support and advice from a nurse practitioner
​Location:363 Colborne St., Brantford
​Contact:​519-754-0777
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:​By appointment. Call for details.
Pregnancy Resource Centre
​Description:Support and advice from peer worker; supplies including clothing and baby supplies
​Location:Brantford: 466 Colborne St. E
Paris: 19 Broadway St., Unit 9
​Contact:​Brantford: 519-756-3787
Paris: 519-442-1119
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:By appointment.
Brantford: M-TH, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. FRI, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Paris: TU & TH, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Brantford Pediatrics Breastfeeding Clinic
​Description:Staffed by lactation consultants. Appointments by referral.
​Location:379 St. Paul Ave., Brantford
​Contact:​519-512-0030
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:By appointment. Call for hours.
Lactation Consultant: Stephanie MacDonald
​Description:24-hour, one-on-one support. For mothers living on Reserve or using the Six Nations Maternal & Child Centre
​Location: Six Nations Maternal & Child Centre
1350 Sour Springs Rd., Hagersville
​Contact:519-445-4922
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:By appointment.
Lactation Consultant: Janice Mannering
​Description:Personalized breastfeeding plans, advice and support from a Lactation Consultant.
​Location: Brantford
​Contact:519-757-5559
​Cost:​FEE FOR SERVICE
​Availability:By appointment. Call for hours.

Other supports:

  • Your family physician, midwife or doula is also able to provide support.
Breastfeeding & Newborn Assessment [BANA] Clinic
​Description:One-on-one support from a nurse or lactation consultant. For birth to six weeks. No referral required.
​Location:St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton
​Contact:905-522-1155 ext. 33485
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability: By appointment. Open 7 days, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cambridge Pediatric & Breastfeeding Clinic
​Description:Support for any breastfeeding-related difficulties.
Referral required.
​Location:200 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge
(inside Zehrs at Southworks Centre)
​Contact:519-620-3600
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability: By appointment. Call for hours.
Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Donor Milk Bank
​Description:Collects breastmilk for vulnerable babies across Ontario. Donor milk available by prescription.
​Location:Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
​Contact:416-586-4800 ext. 3053
​Cost:​FREE (excludes breast pump)
​Availability:N/A
Ontario Breastfeeding Support
​Description:Support from a public health nurse
​Contact:1-866-797-0000
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:24hrs / 7 days a week
MotherRisk Helpline
​Description:Information about breastfeeding and medications or drugs and alcohol
​Contact:1-877-439-2744
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Brant County Health Unit
​Description:Speak with a public health nurse
​Contact:519-753-4937 ext. 464
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Postpartum Depression Peer Support Line
​Description:Confidential peer support for breastfeeding issues related to anxiety/depression.
​Contact:1-855-764-8552
​Cost:​FREE
​Availability:Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Free
Pregnancy Resource Centre
​Address:
Brantford: 466 Colborne St. E
Paris: 19 Broadway St., Unit 9
​Phone:Brantford: 519-756-3787
Paris: 519-442-1119
Brantford Native Housing (For regular participants only)
​Address:
318 Colborne St., E, Brantford
​Phone:519-756-2205
Sales and/or Rentals
Six Nations Maternal & Child Centre
​Address:
1350 Sour Springs Rd., Hagersville
​Phone:​519-445-4922
Rexall Pharmacy
​Address:
260 St. Paul St., Brantford
​Phone:​519-756-6363
Terrace Hill Pharmacy
​Address:
120-217 Terrace Hill St., Brantford
​Phone:519-702-0877
Sears
​Address:
Lynden Park Mall, Brantford
​Phone:519-756-7451
Walmart
​Address:
300 King George Rd., Brantford
​Phone:519-759-3450
Shoppers Drug Mart
​Address:
Multiple Brantford Locations
​Phone:1-800-746-7737
Quality Breast Pump Rentals
​Address:
Cambridge
​Phone:​519-621-7253

Speak with a public health nurse
519-753-4937 ext. 464
childhealth@bchu.org
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.