Support for breastfeeding starts with an informed community. This page is where you can find information about breastfeeding for parents and families – general and specific.

General Breastfeeding Information

Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Anxiety

Resources for Families

Resources for Breastfeeding Twins (Multiples) / Premies

Tongue-Tie

Breastfeeding with Medications and Radiology

World Heath Organisation (WHO) Growth Charts

 

General Breastfeeding Information

Ottawa Public Health

Parenting in Ottawa - Well baby care and general breastfeeding support provided by Public Health Nurses.

Breastfeeding Resources from La Leche League International

Kellymom.com

BreastFeeding Inc Dr Jack Newman

Breastfeeding Made Simple

Common Sense Breastfeeding

Low Milk Supply Website

BFAR Website Breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries

Breastfeeding after a caesarean birth

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots For breastfeeding military mothers

Breastfeeding in Emergency/Disaster Situations

Really? Really. Breastfeeding. Know the facts.  The importance of the first hour

Sleep-Unicef

Human Milk Banking

 

Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Anxiety

If you think you or your partner may be having a mental health crisis, please call a distress line.

In the Ottawa area, call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 613-722-6914

or the Ottawa Distress Centre at 613-238-3311 or  dial 911.

 

Depression has been called the most common complication of childbirth.

It can impact the health of mothers, babies and other family members.

Here are resources that are of special interest to breastfeeding mothers (and their families) who are living with depression:

Breastfeeding and depression – resources for parents

D-MER (Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex)

Weaning and Depression

 

PPD resources located in Ottawa

City of Ottawa Public Health Department

Family Services Ottawa

Moms Helping Moms with Postpartum Depression Facebook group

 

Ontario PPD Resources

Best Start: “Life with a New Baby”

Toronto (includes video clips)

 

Resources for Families

Resources for Dads, Partners

24 Hour Cribside Assistance for Dads

Fathers and Breastfeeding

 

Adoptive Breastfeeding/Induced Lactation

Protocol for Induced Lactation by Dr. Jack Newman & Lenore Goldfarb

Adoptive Breastfeeding (Adoptive Families Circle)

Adoptive Breastfeeding Facebook support group

 

For Grandparents

Your grandchild is breastfed? Bad news and good news

 

LGBTQ

Breastfeeding and Parenting from a Transgender Perspective

Induced lactation and parenting in an LGBTQ family

 

Resources for Breastfeeding Twins (Multiples) /Premies

Breastfeeding Multiples (Resources)

Breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting Twins

Multiple Births Canada

Parents of Premies Ottawa

 

Tongue-Tie

Dr. Ghaheri, ENT

Dr. Larry Kotlow, DDS

American Academy of Pediatrics newsletter

Cathy Watson Genna, IBCLC

 

Breastfeeding with Medications, and Radiology

Drugs and Lactation

Infant Risk Center

Motherisk

Medications for Patients who are Lactating & Breastfeeding: A Decision Tree

 

World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Charts

WHO Growth Charts adapted for Canada

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Events Calendar

  
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Resources

Need a Breast Pump?

A baby’s natural way of feeding is directly at mother’s breast. Sometimes, for various reasons, this is not possible.

Need a Drop in Clinic?

Reliable professional breastfeeding care is an important part of your breastfeeding experience.

Need a Private Visit?

Private consultations with an IBCLC offer the benefit of skilled one-on-one help with breastfeeding.

Need peer support?

Help From Those Who Have Been There and Done It!

Need General Baby Support?

Thinking of having a baby and wondering about breastfeeding? Need Breastfeeding Classes?

More Information on Various Services

Need more information on various breastfeeding support services?