Online Support

Halton BFI

HaltonParents

Website with a wide range of breastfeeding information.  The team of public health nurses have a blog, Facebook and Twitter 

pages, and can be emailed at 

haltonparents@halton.ca.

Halton Online Prenatal Program

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. 

Baby's Second Night

Baby crying and eating a lot on day 2?

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!)

Breastfeeding matters book

Free breastfeeding guide in 18 languages that can be viewed online, or downloaded and printed.

La leche league

La Leche League is a registered non profit that offers a variety of support for pregnant women, new parents and beyond. Their website contains breastfeeding information and blogs.

Prenatal/

postpartum anxiety and depression 

virtual breastfeeding cafes

Free, online community breastfeeding cafes are running. 

Weekdays at 11:00am via Zoom
Hosted by Lactation Consultants

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)

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Mothertobaby

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.  

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lactmed

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. 

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infant risk centre

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