Breastfeeding Support Programs

Maternity Centre Lactation Consultant

The lactation consultant at our Maternity Centre is available to assist pregnant and postpartum women with education and assistance with breastfeeding. Women can book an appointment during pregnancy with the lactation consultant to become better prepared for breastfeeding and postpartum women can receive assistance with concerns or event support if breastfeeding is going well.

Some of the common reasons for referral to the lactation consultant include:

  • Education about breastfeeding
  • Difficulty with latch
  • Sore nipples
  • Not enough milk
  • Oversupply
  • Poor weight gain
  • Wanting to know how to use equipment
  • Questions about breastfeeding
  • Mastitis
  • Thrush
  • Plugged ducts
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Lip and tongue ties
Call our Maternity Centre today for an appointment with the lactation consultant or to join one of our classes: (807) 684-6228.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

Prenatal breastfeeding classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and are located in the Auditorium on the 3rd floor at our Hospital.
Please call our Maternity Centre today at (807) 684-6228 to register.

2020 Prenatal Breastfeeding Class Dates:

  • January 4th
  • February 22nd
  • March 21st
  • April 18th
  • May 9th
  • June 20th
  • July 18th
  • August 15th
  • September 12th
  • October 17th
  • November 14th
  • December 12th

Introducing Baby to Solid Foods

Baby’s First Solids Class Poster

Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies is a support group for women who are breastfeeding. Women meet at Northwood Mall with the lactation consultant and share stories and challenges. Drop-in Mondays between 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

2020 February Maternity Centre Bosom Buddies Group