Breastfeeding Support in Hamilton

There are many supports in Hamilton if you need help with breastfeeding or have questions about breastfeeding.  Supports include:

Public Health Services Breastfeeding Clinic

  • In-person breastfeeding support from a lactation consultant
  • By appointment only
  • Monday to Thursday 1 to 4:30 pm, Friday 9 am to 12 noon
  • Call Health Connections at 905-546-3550 to book an appointment

Public Health Services Health Connections

  • Phone or email support for breastfeeding from a lactation consultant or public health nurse
  • Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Call Health Connections at 905-546-3550
  • Email: breastfeedingsupport@hamilton.ca

La Leche League Canada

  • Phone support for breastfeeding open 24 hours
  • Monthly meetings with mother to mother breastfeeding support
  • For pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
  • Call 1-800-665-4324 for meeting times and locations

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Breastfeeding and Newborn Assessment Clinic

  • In-person support for women who gave birth at St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • By appointment only
  • Sunday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm
  • Call St. Joseph’s Hospital at 905-522-1155 extension 33485 to book an appointment

Newborn Assessment Post-Discharge Clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre

  • In-person support for women who gave birth at McMaster University Medical Centre
  • By appointment only
  • Sunday to Saturday 8:30 am to 12 noon
  • Call McMaster University Medical Centre at 905-521-2121 extension 76347 to book an appointment

Telehealth Ontario - Breastfeeding Support

  • Phone support from a nurse  with training in breastfeeding and lactation support
  • Available 24 hours, seven days a week
  • Service in English and French; interpreters available for other languages
  • Call 1-866-797-0007
  • For TTY, call 1-866-797-0007