Resources for Parents

Support for breastfeeding starts with an informed community. This page is where you can find information about breastfeeding for parents and families – general and specific.


General Breastfeeding Information

Ottawa Public Health

Parenting in Ottawa - Well baby care and general breastfeeding support provided by Public Health Nurses.

Breastfeeding Resources from La Leche League International

BreastFeeding Inc Dr Jack Newman

Breastfeeding Made Simple

Low Milk Supply Website

BFAR Website Breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries

Breastfeeding after a caesarean birth

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots For breastfeeding military mothers

Breastfeeding in Emergency/Disaster Situations

Really? Really. Breastfeeding. Know the facts.  The importance of the first hour


Human Milk Banking

Breastfeeding Resources Ontario


Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Anxiety

If you think you or your partner may be having a mental health crisis, please call a distress line.

In the Ottawa area, call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 613-722-6914

or the Ottawa Distress Centre at 613-238-3311 or  dial 911.


Depression has been called the most common complication of childbirth.

It can impact the health of mothers, babies and other family members.

Here are resources that are of special interest to breastfeeding mothers (and their families) who are living with depression:

Breastfeeding and depression – resources for parents

D-MER (Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex)

Weaning and Depression


PPD resources located in Ottawa

Family Services Ottawa

Moms Helping Moms with Postpartum Depression Facebook group


Ontario PPD Resources

Best Start: “Life with a New Baby”



Resources for Families

Resources for Dads, Partners

24 Hour Cribside Assistance for Dads



Adoptive Breastfeeding/Induced Lactation

Protocol for Induced Lactation by Dr. Jack Newman & Lenore Goldfarb

Adoptive Breastfeeding (Adoptive Families Circle)

Adoptive Breastfeeding Facebook support group




Breastfeeding and Parenting from a Transgender Perspective



Resources for Breastfeeding Twins (Multiples) /Premies

Breastfeeding Multiples (Resources)

Breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting Twins

Multiple Births Canada

Parents of Premies Ottawa



Dr. Ghaheri, ENT

Dr. Larry Kotlow, DDS

Cathy Watson Genna, IBCLC


Breastfeeding with Medications, and Radiology

Drugs and Lactation

Infant Risk Center



World Health Organization (WHO) Growth Charts

WHO Growth Charts adapted for Canada