Resources and Community Links
In the hospital, you can get help from your nurse, doctor or midwife, or a lactation consultant. When you go home, call your local Public Health Office for information about breastfeeding services in your community.
Here is where you can get help and support if you live in the Hamilton area.
Breastfeeding Support: City of Hamilton, Ontario
Health Connections ..... 905-546-3550
8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday
Telephone support and referral for breastfeeding and
other family health issues.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
Post partum home visiting program. The nurse can support parents with breastfeeding and/or other newborn issues. Usually referred from hospital but can client can also self refer.
Call Health Connections ..... 905-546-3550
Support by Public Health Nurse Lactation Consultants
St. Joseph's Hospital Breastfeeding and Newborn Assessment Clinic (BANA)
8:00am to 6:00pm: 7 days/week ..... 905-522-1155 x 33485
McMaster Children’s Hospital NAP Clinic
Joseph Brant Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic - Burlington
(for women with a family doctor or pediatrician who works at Joseph Brant) ..... 905-681-4840
La Leche League ..... 1-800-665-4324
LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.
For peer support, dates and times for meetings .... www.lllc.ca/get-help
After hours telephone support - Telehealth ..... 1-866-797-0000
Motherisk ..... 1-416-813-6780
Information about medications and breastfeeding ..... www.motherisk.org
International Breastfeeding Centre (Newman Breastfeeding Clinic)
www.nbci.ca ..... 1-416-498-0002