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Breastfeeding Support

We are happy to support whatever choice you make regarding how to feed your baby. If you choose to breastfeed, please see the following local support services which are available both before and after your baby is born.

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Well Baby Clinic (formerly Healthy Babies, Happy Families)

A midwife-led clinic working in partnership with CGMH and your family doctor to provide support to families after your babies arrive.  They provide flexible visits at home, in their clinic at the Collingwood Obstetrics office or in hospital to support your new baby and give breastfeeding support.  Also available to patients without local family doctors!


Phone: 705-445-4243


Well Baby Clinic Virtual Drop-In Breastfeeding Sessions - every Wednesday from 11am-12pm

Well Baby Clinic After Baby Group - running every 3 months

A series of 8 weekly virtual visits for parents experiencing mood changes after the birth of their child.

E-mail or call the clinic for more information and to register.



Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Telephone support at Health Connection: 705-721- 7520 or 1-877- 721-7520
Provides prenatal classes, the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, and the Breastfeeding Place (Wednesday mornings 10:30-noon) for both prenatal and postpartum support

New section of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit dedicated to infant feeding data and supports in our region.

Best Start - "Breastfeeding Matters"

An excellent review document regarding all aspect of breastfeeding.

MotherCare Program
A part of the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program, provided at the EarlyON Centre; for both prenatal and postpartum support
Collingwood: Tuesdays 1-3pm
Wasaga Beach: Wednesday 12:30-2:30pm
705-445- 9770, ext 5230

La Leche League
Find a group/leader at 1-800-665-4324

211 Ontario
To find local breastfeeding supports, prenatal classes and lactation consultants
Dial 211,

Telehealth Ontario
Breastfeeding hotline 24 hours a day
1-866- 797-0000

Breast Pump Rental
IDA Stuart Ellis Pharmacy, Collingwood: 705-445-4711
Shoppers Home Health Care, Barrie: 705-722-6336

Hand Expression of Breastmilk
A helpful video from Stanford University regarding techniques of early hand expression of breast milk to help encourage successful breastfeeding:

For those without a family doctor:

Well Baby Clinic (Healthy Babies, Happy Families) - see above


Barrie & Community Family Health Team
Prenatal & Well Baby Clinic
705-721- 0370


South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre (Wasaga Beach)
705-444- 1888

Online Resources

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Newman Breastfeeding clinic/International Breastfeeding Centre

La Leche League Canada

Canadian Pediatric Society

Breastfeeding Information for Parents

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