Wellington County Breastfeeding Supports

This page lists many of the breastfeeding supports in Wellington County, in addition to our free Public Health breastfeeding clinics. For more information, or for help with breastfeeding, call Let’s Talk Parenting at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616 from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

IMPORTANT: Contact your healthcare provider or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 today if:

  • Your baby is very sleepy and hard to wake for feedings.
  • Your baby is crying and will not settle after feedings.
  • Your baby does not have enough wet and dirty diapers.
  • You have a concern or feel that something is not right with your baby.
  • Your nipples are sore and are not getting better.
  • You have a fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, or a red and painful area on your breast.
  • You feel overwhelmed or not able to cope.

Free breastfeeding support is also available from:

  • Your midwife or doctor
  • Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000 – Registered nurses are available to provide expert breastfeeding support and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is free. There is 24/7 access to telephone interpreters in more than 100 languages and a direct TTY number for those with hearing and speech difficulties. Moms, family, friends and caregivers are encouraged to call if help is needed.

Free breastfeeding supports in Wellington County and how to participate

Public Health

Public health nurses are available to answer your breastfeeding questions, help you get started, support you through challenges, and encourage you to continue breastfeeding your baby.

Mt. Forest Clinic, 311 Foster Street:​

  • By appointment on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Call Let’s Talk Parenting at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616 to book an appointment.

Fergus Clinic, Public Health Office, 474 Wellington Road 18, Suite 100:

  • By appointment on Wednesdays from 1–2:30 p.m.
  • Call  Let’s Talk Parenting at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 3616 to book an appointment.

Upper Grand Family Health Team

Breastfeeding Café, EarlyON Centre, Melville United Church, 300 St. Andrew St. West, Fergus:

Peer-to-peer breastfeeding support, and encouragement for pregnant and breastfeeding women. A trained facilitator is available to provide information and assistance with breastfeeding.

  • Drop-in Fridays from 2:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Call 519-843-3947 ext. 105 for more information or visit @Breastfeeding Cafe on Facebook.

Guelph Community Health Centre

WE Breastfeed Telephone Support

Trained volunteers who have breastfed offer telephone support in different languages. Visit @WEBreastfeed on Facebook for more information.

  • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Call 519-821-6638 ext. 250 to be matched with a volunteer.

Additional free breastfeeding supports & information

Speciality Pediatric and Lactation Clinic

Contact your doctor or midwife for a referral to Pediatrician Dr. Mantynen and Nurse Practitioner and Lactation Consultant Tara Boyes. Located in the Zehrs Superstore at 200 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge, 519-620-3600.

Motherisk

Motherisk provides information about breastfeeding and medications, drugs and alcohol. Visit their website or call 416-813-6780 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. –5 p.m. for information and support. Motherisk also has an Alcohol & Substance line: 1-877-327-4636.

Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000

A free, confidential telephone service you can call for breastfeeding help from a Registered Nurse. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit Telehealth Ontario for more information.

Bilingual Online Ontario Breastfeeding Services

Search for breastfeeding services across Ontario at ontariobreastfeeds.ca

Best Start Resource Centre

Best Start offers a wide range of parenting and breastfeeding resources. 

La Leche League Guelph

Visit La Leche League Canada for more information or join them on Facebook @LLLCGuelph.

Fee-for-service breastfeeding services

We post the lists of private lactation consultants and doulas as a courtesy for clients. Private providers must contact us to be included on the list. We do not endorse private providers listed on this site.

Breast Pump Rentals – Medela:

Breast Pump Rentals – Ameda: