Resources and Community Links

In the hospital, you can get help from your nurse, doctor or midwife, or a lactation consultant.  When you go home, call your local Public Health Office for information about breastfeeding services in your community.

Here is where you can get help and support if you live in the Hamilton area.


Breastfeeding Support: City of Hamilton, Ontario

Health Connections  .....  905-546-3550
8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday
Telephone support and referral for breastfeeding and
other family health issues. 
 
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
Post partum home visiting program.  The nurse can support parents with breastfeeding and/or other newborn issues. Usually referred from hospital but can client can also self refer.
Call Health Connections  .....  905-546-3550
 
Public Health Breastfeeding Clinics

Support by Public Health Nurse Lactation Consultants
By appointment – Call Health Connections  .....  905-546-3550 

St. Joseph's Hospital Breastfeeding and Newborn Assessment Clinic (BANA)
8:00am to 6:00pm:  7 days/week   .....  905-522-1155 x 33485 

McMaster Children’s Hospital NAP Clinic
(Newborn Assessment Post-discharge)
 
9:00 am to 12:30 pm - 7 days a week. For babies born at McMaster. 
By appointment ..... 905-521-2100, ext. 76347  

Joseph Brant Hospital Breastfeeding Clinic - Burlington
(for women with a family doctor or pediatrician who works at  Joseph Brant)  .....  905-681-4840

La Leche League  .....  1-800-665-4324
LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.
For peer support, dates and times for meetings .... www.lllc.ca/get-help
 
After hours telephone support - Telehealth  .....  1-866-797-0000
 
Motherisk ..... 1-416-813-6780
Information about medications and breastfeeding ..... www.motherisk.org 
 
International Breastfeeding Centre (Newman Breastfeeding Clinic)
www.nbci.ca .....  1-416-498-0002