Breastfeeding Support in Hamilton

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

City of Hamilton Public Health Services

  • Breastfeeding support provided in person, by phone or email from a Public Health Nurse and/or Lactation Consultant
  • To speak to a nurse or book an appointment, call Health Connections 905- 546-3550 or email

La Leche League Canada

  • Monthly meetings provide mother to mother breastfeeding support
  • 24 hr telephone support
  • Call 1-800-665-4324 or visit

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
  • 7 days a week
  • 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
  • 7 days a week, 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