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
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
BFAR Website Breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries
Breastfeeding in Combat Boots For breastfeeding military mothers
Really? Really. Breastfeeding. Know the facts. The importance of the first hour
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:
PPD resources located in Ottawa
Ontario PPD Resources
Resources for Families
Resources for Dads, Partners
Adoptive Breastfeeding/Induced Lactation
Resources for Breastfeeding Twins (Multiples) /Premies
Breastfeeding with Medications, and Radiology