IMPORTANT: Breastfeeding clinics are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.
Update of our services and recommendations
GET SUPPORT WITH YOUR BREASTFEEDING
Pairing with a breastfeeding support volunteer
Our automated pairing service and telephone support with our breastfeeding support volunteers are maintained.
Our breastfeeding support volunteers can make a difference for families who choose to breastfeed.
Do not hesitate to ask for them.
By phone: 1-877-425-0805
BREASTFEEDING CONSULTATIONS WITH AN IBCLC
We now offer breastfeeding consultations with a private lactation consultant IBCLC. The consultations are virtual and free. Simply ask your support mom to be referred for an appointment.
Forums on social media
Need a quick answer or advice to your breastfeeding questions?
It is possible to do so through online forums managed by breastfeeding support volunteers:
INFORMATION ON COVID-19
COVID-19 and breastfeeding
WHO and UNICEF agree that mothers who become infected should continue to breastfeed their babies while taking certain precautions. The benefits of breastfeeding and the very slim chance of virus transmission to breastmilk outweigh not breastfeeding. Breastfeeding mothers with symptoms of infection should wear a mask when they are near their baby, wash their hands before and after contact with their baby or breast pump, and disinfect contaminated surfaces. If the mother is too sick to breastfeed, it is recommended that she express her milk and that another person give the milk to the baby using a clean spoon or cup.
Everything you need to know about COVID-19
We invite you to consult ABOUT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) a document published by the Public Health Agency of Canada.