Breastfeeding Resources in Ottawa

Do you have questions about your baby’s health?

Do you need help with infant feeding?  

Explore the drop-down list below for information about infant feeding support and weight check clinics in your community. 

Please call or check online before heading out.

Ottawa Public Health - Parenting in Ottawa Drop-Ins

In person support with a Public Health Nurse experienced with infant feeding are available at many sites throughout the city of Ottawa.

No appointment necessary, simply drop-in during the clinic's hours. Clinics are closed on statutory holidays unless otherwise specified. 

Please note:

  • Parenting in Ottawa drop-ins do not offer health exams and do not replace a visit to a primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner).
  • Consultations with a Public Health Nurse may be limited to 15-20 minutes.

Click the button below for drop-in locations and schedule.

Parenting in Ottawa Drop-Ins 

 Carlington Community Health Centre

No-Fee Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding Clinic

For women and families who would like 1:1 support with infant feeding, and/or breastfeeding support.  Thursdays 1-3pm.  Free 30 min consultations. No appointment needed.

Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate families attending, but there are limited spaces. 

Plan to arrive at the beginning of the clinic to register onsite, to avoid disappointment.

For more information visit FAQs or contact breastfeeding@carlingtonchc.org

No-Fee 1:1 Lactation Consultations (Prenatal and Postnatal)

For families who would like FREE 1:1 breastfeeding and feeding support.  By appointment only for in-person, telephone or on-line visits.

To access the booking link & FAQs click here

Virtual Group Breastfeeding Support - Q & A with a Lactation Consultant

Join other mothers (and mothers-to-be) for an informal VIRTUAL session every Tuesday 4-5:00 pm.
Come with your questions and learn from other mothers’ questions!

Log on here or see our CALENDAR for more information. 

High-risk pregnancy:  Roadmap for successful breastfeeding

Are you experiencing a high-risk pregnancy?  Worried about breastfeeding success?

Join our Lactation Consultant for a Prenatal Information Session designed for families who are experiencing high risk pregnancy.

Learn about specific strategies to improve your breastfeeding success.

Virtual, biweekly at 4pm.

See our CALENDAR for dates and registration.

For information: breastfeeding@carlingtonchc.org

Centretown Community Health Centre

In-person breastfeeding support appointments are available on Tuesdays between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. To book an appointment, please call 613-233-4679.

Baby Weight Checks: parents can have their baby weighed on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00pm by appointment only. To book an appointment call 613-233-4697. Please note: This is not a medical appointment and a health care provider will not assess baby weights.

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Breastfeeding support provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) by telephone or in person.

Email at breastfeeding@pqchc.com to book an appointment for telephone consultation or access online booking from our website:

Pre- and Postnatal Health (pqchc.com)

In person breastfeeding support may be scheduled with parent and baby on Fridays as needed after telephone consultation.

Somerset West Community Health Centre

Individual breastfeeding support by appointment for residents of the catchment area only (north of hwy 417,  east of Island Park, west of Bronson and south of Ottawa River).

Call 613-688-1177 to leave a message for a phone consultation with the Lactation Consultant.

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre

Breastfeeding support provided by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Call 613-737-5115 ext 2327 or email breastfeedinghelp@seochc.on.ca to access telephone or virtual support.

One-on-one appointment may be scheduled as needed.

Catchment only: Rideau River and Industrial Avenue/Innes Road to the north, Highway 417 to the east, the Rideau River to the west, and Hunt Club Road to the south.

Monday: 1495 Heatherington Rd – Heatherington Family Centre

Thursday: 1355 Bank Street. 6th floor

Local Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League CanadaMothers can go to monthly gatherings to get breastfeeding information and support. The meetings also give mothers the chance to meet other mothers who are breastfeeding. They also offer telephone support for pregnant and breastfeeding women. You can contact La Leche League Canada for breastfeeding information and support 7 days a week.

Multiple Births Canada Breastfeeding Support NetworkSupport for families thinking about breastfeeding or are breastfeeding more than one baby.

Ottawa BreastfeedsProvides families in Ottawa and the region with access to information about breastfeeding support services.

Breastfeeding Guides:

Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Information Sessions
Carlington Community Health Centre: Prenatal Breastfeeding Sessions

Exclusive breastfeeding is important for your child’s health. Learn alongside other expectant parents in this informal VIRTUAL session. Come with your questions and get ready to learn! Hosted by Carlington’s Lactation Consultant. Every 2nd and 3rd Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

For more information contact breastfeeding@carlingtonchc.org

For registration click here or see Carlington's CALENDAR

Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre: Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshops

1365 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7
Phone: 613-820-4922
Catchment area: Residents with postal codes: K2A, K2B, K2C, K2G, K2H

Health811

Free breastfeeding telephone support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 8-1-1

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Bethany Hope Centre

Best Start Resource Centre

Brighter Futures for Children of Young Parents

Centre des services communautaires Vanier

Centretown Community Health Centre

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centre

Mothercraft Ottawa

Ontario Breastfeeds

Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre

Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Library 

Parent Resource Centre

Pinecrest-Queenway Community Health Centre

Rural Family Connections

Somerset West Community Health Centre

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre 

St. Mary's Home 

Health811

 

 

Do you have more questions about parenting?

  • Connect with a registered nurse from Health811 for free, secure, and confidential health advice. Service is available 24/7 in English and French, with translation support also offered in other languages. Call 8-1-1 or visit Health811.ontario.ca.
  • Connect with a Community Navigator from 2-1-1 for information about community programs and resources across Eastern Ontario. Helpline service is available 24/7 and in many different languages. Call 2-1-1 or visit 211ontario.ca.
  • Connect with other parents on the Parenting in Ottawa Facebook page.
  • There are a variety of services to make it easier for your child to grow up healthy in Ottawa.
  • You can update your child's immunization record using either the CANImmunize App or the Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) Tool
  • If you have received a message from Ottawa Public Health such as a letter or a call regarding immunization, an infectious disease, or infection control lapse, please call 613-580-6744 and listen to the menu options carefully.

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