Online Support

Halton BFI

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.

A free web-based program from Halton Region Health Department covering pregnancy, labour and birth, breastfeeding and taking care of your newborn. A separate breastfeeding class is also offered.

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.

Supporting Families from Pregnancy to Weaning.  Ask a Leader, Virtual and Local Meetings, and more.

Prenatal/

postpartum anxiety and depression 

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 in 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