While breastfeeding is normal and natural, it does take practice.
Trust your body. Take the time to learn.
And when challenges happen, get help early from a public health nurse who can provide assistance.
Need support ASAP and it's after hours?
Call Telehealth at 1-800-797-0000. You will be able to talk to a specially trained breastfeeding support nurse for immediate help.
Some other useful breastfeeding resources for you are:
Are you expecting a baby and would like more information on breastfeeding? Are you currently breastfeeding and would like to have your breastfeeding assessed by a nurse specially trained in breastfeeding support? Call us today! Let's talk about your breastfeeding experience.
The Porcupine Health Unit is pleased to offer a breastfeeding peer-support group in some of our communities in partnership with other organizations. A laid back environment for you and baby to visit and talk with other nursing moms. Whether you want to inquire about breastfeeding challenges or share your breastfeeding experience, our Breastfeeding Peer Support Group welcomes you and your family.
Because breastfeeding is normal, local businesses want to show their support. Many businesses display the International Breastfeeding Friendly Place Logo to encourage your family to feel supported while nursing your baby, but also to demonstrate that you are welcome to breastfeed whenever and wherever.