Breastfeeding Resources in Ottawa

Do you have questions about your baby’s health?

Do you need help with infant feeding?  

  • Speak directly with a Public Health Nurse by calling the Ottawa Public Health Information Line
  • Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00pm, call 613-PARENTS (613-727-3687) (ATS : 613-580-9656) and choose option 4.

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

*Note due to COVID-19 many sites have changed their in person services. 

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. 

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

Parenting in Ottawa Drop-Ins 

 Carlington Community Health Centre

 Peer Support
Ottawa Multiple Breastfeeding Support

A virtual program for all mothers of multiples or expecting multiples. Attend to learn the joys and realities of feeding multiples from other mothers, share experiences plus access free professional lactation support by an IBCLC.

Facilitated by Janice Sullivan RN BScN IBCLC

Tuesday mornings 9:30 to 11:00am

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd-6vrjktHNC1p3FYABAfJ15pCK-dKnPY

Please note that preregistration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 No Fee Clinics

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

1:00 to 5:00pm

Carlington Community Health Centre

900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario
613-722-4000 ext. 319

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

Email breastfeeding@carlingtonchc.org for appointments. Intake call required before booking an in-person LC appointment – no drop ins. 

Virtual Q & A with a Lactation Consultant

Thursdays

2:00 to 3:00pm

Breastfeeding support provided by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). For pregnant and lactating parents.

Come bring your questions or just listen in to learn about the realities of breastfeeding and the supports in your community.

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rce2grzwjGNDCy8YjQgqQSxRrvcviNZdA

Please note that preregistration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Centretown Community Health Centre

Breastfeeding support: Individual breastfeeding support is available (by appointment only) on Tuesdays during business hours.  Support is provided by phone, virtually or in person (limited appointments).  To access this service, please call 613-233-2317 ext. 2144.

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.

Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre 

Baby Weight Checks: Parents can weigh their baby (self-serve) on Thursdays from 1-3pm by appointment only. To book an appointment call the 613-830-4357 and ask to speak with the EarlyON team, or email us at earlyonyva@crcoc.ca

Please note: This is not a medical appointment and a health care provider will not be present to assess the baby’s weight. However, an EarlyON staff will be present to assist you with the scale.

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Breastfeeding support provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).

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.

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 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).

Call at 613-737-5115 ext 2327 Mondays and Thursdays (during business hours) to access telephone or virtual support.

One-on-one appointment may be scheduled with parent and baby on either Monday or Thursday, as needed.

Babies needing to be weighed may book an appointment on either Monday or Thursday by calling 613-737-5115 ext 2327.

 

 

 

 

There are a variety of Ottawa Public Health services to make it easier for your child to grow up healthy in Ottawa:

There are a variety of other great resources available in your community:

 

 

 

 

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La Leche League Canada

Mothers 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. Call the Ottawa Chapter at 613-238-5919 or e-mail lllcottawa@gmail.com.

Multiple Births Canada Breastfeeding Support Network

Support for families thinking about breastfeeding or are breastfeeding more than one baby. Email breastfeeding@multiplebirthscanada.org.

Ottawa Breastfeeds

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

Breastfeeding Guides:

Free Prenatal Breastfeeding Information Sessions
  • Telehealth Ontario
    Free breastfeeding telephone support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-866-797-0000.
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211: Information and referral services for Eastern Ontario. We connect individuals to social, governmental and health resources for issues such as: parenting, child care, disabilities, finances, employment, stress, recreation, sexuality, seniors support, bereavement and more. 

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 

Telehealth Ontario 24/7 Breastfeeding Support

 

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