Free e-classes you can take before and after you have your baby. Breastfeeding e-class takes 1-2 hours to complete. Registration note: If you have already had your baby, use today’s date to register.
10 minute breastfeeding videos for parents
- Breastfeeding in the first hours after birth
- Positions for breastfeeding
- Attaching your baby at the breast
- Is your baby getting enough milk?
- Increasing your milk supply
- How to express breastmilk
- Storing breastmilk safely
- What to do about breast pain
- What do to about nipple pain
Babies are usually quiet and calm first day after they are born. Then on the second day or night, they may cry and want to feed a lot. This is normal and expected. Learn more: What you need to know before your baby is born (and right after!)
Free breastfeeding guide in 18 languages that can be viewed online, or downloaded and printed.
Website with breastfeeding information and blogs.
Learn about how to recognize the symptoms and where to get help if you think you may have a perinatal mood disorder (PMD).
Free, online community breastfeeding cafes are running. Visit our Community Drop-In Groups page for more information.
Information about medication use while pregnant or breastfeeding
The Motherisk helpline was discontinued on April 16, 2019. There is currently no Canadian phone line or website for counseling on medication use while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information.
USA websites (all non-profit)
MotherToBaby (Organization of Teratology Information Specialists – OTIS) provides fact sheets on many common medications, herbal products, illnesses, and environmental exposures. App for parents also available. Offers phone, text, email and online chat support but have advised that at this time, they do not have capacity to support Canadian residents.
LactMed (US National Library of Medicine) is an online database of medications breastfeeding parents may be exposed to. It includes levels found in breastmilk and infant blood and possible adverse effects. It also suggests alternatives where possible. App for healthcare providers also available.
Infant Risk Centre (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) is a research centre for medication safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Apps for parents and healthcare providers also available.
Page updated July 19, 2020