10 minute breastfeeding videos for parents:
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.
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
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
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