Breastfeeding Resources

Below you will find a list of resources in the Durham Region that can provide support to breastfeeding families. Should any of the information below be outdated or incomplete, please contact us at

There have been some significant changes to the Durham Region Breastfeeding Coalition Resource Card. Please recycle all older versions to ensure you are distributing the 2016 revised card

Breastfeeding Resource Card July 2016

Durham Region Health Department

Durham Health Connection Line

Free telephone, group and one-to-one support by Public Health Nurses. Call the Durham Health Connection Line 9am-6pm (M-F) 905-666-6241or 1-800-841-2729

La Leche League Canada Free telephone or online help any time by trained volunteer leaders. Virtual meetings. Free drop-in mother-to-mother groups. 1-800-665-4324


Lactation Consultants (Fee for service) One-on-one support for normal and complex breastfeeding matters. **For more information visit

Eileen Park M.Sc., ND, IBCLC 905-619-3737

Jennifer Grandy, IBCLC 905-449-8549

Jennifer Mauricette, IBCLC 416-985-5212

Joan Bordash, BScN, RN, IBCLC 416-669-4195

Suzanne Mackinnon, IBCLC 905-922-2346

Kelly Matijcio BScNc, RN, IBCLC


Prenatal Education and Breastfeeding Support

Childbirth Education Services & Lactation Support 905-686-7758

CHOICES Childbirth Services 905-420-0223

Discover Birth Lamaze & Doula Services 1-877-BIRTH36

Donna Schinkel (Lactation Support) 905-427-9547

Hearts & Hands Birth Services 647-286-7150

Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital (Classes) 905-576-8711 x 4116

Lamaze (prenatal) &

Midwives (contact prenatally)

New Life Centre, Port Perry 905-985-7321 x 5525

Next Steps Breastfeeding Support

Parents of Multiple Births

Rouge Valley Hospital Ajax site (Classes) 905-683-2320 x 1597

Sacred Journey Doula Services 905-447-8815


Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 24/7 Breastfeeding Support TTY: 1-800-797-0007


Best Start’s BILINGUAL Online Ontario Breastfeeding Services


Motherisk For more information regarding the use of medications, herbs, infectious agents, drugs, alcohol, chemicals and different products especially if interruption of breastfeeding is being considered: 1-877-439-2744 416-813-6780


Find Breastfeeding Support Near You…


EarlyON Child and Family Centre. 905-619-4565 x 310 75 Centennial Road, Ajax (inside Ajax Community Centre) Free drop-in support group Tuesday 1:00 – 2:30pm

Barefoot Health 905-619-3737 375 Finley Ave, Suite 201, Ajax Clinic led by an IBCLC Wednesday 1 – 2pm

La Leche League Free drop-in group 1st Tuesday am.  Virtual meetings on 2nd Saturday morning

Pump Rentals & Sales Ajax:

CanaBee Baby  905-619-3472

Shoppers Home Health Care 905-427-4171

Pharmasave 905-239-0663

Pump Rentals & Sales Pickering:

Breast is Best 905-837-5439



EarlyON Child and Family Centre. 905-697-3171 45 Westside Drive, Bowmanville (inside Dr. Ross Tilley School) Free drop-in support group Wednesday 10 – 11:30am

Pump Rentals & Sales Courtice:

Home Healthcare 905-721-0004

Pharmasave 905-432-8888

Pump Rentals & Sales Bowmanville:

Medicine Chest Pharmacy 905-697-3784

WiggleBums 905-419-2471



Uxbridge Baby Café 64 Victoria Drive (inside Uxbridge Public School) Free drop-in group Monday 9 – 11am, September thru July Refer to monthly calendars

Cannington Baby Café 1 Elliott Street Cannington (Cannington Arena) Free drop-in group Friday 9 – 12 noon September thru July Refer to monthly calendars

Pump Rentals & Sales Uxbridge:

Rexall Pharmacy 905-852-6155

Pump Rentals & Sales Port Perry:

Shoppers Drug Mart 905-985-8886



Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital 905-576-8711 x 4116 Prenatal breastfeeding class

Durham Region Health Department 905-666-6241 Whitby Mall (2nd floor, West Lang Tower) Thickson Rd & Hwy 2

1)Free drop-in support group Thursday 1:30 – 3pm

2)Breastfeeding Clinic ** By appointment only** 905-666-6241

La Leche League Free drop-in group 4th Thursday am

Pump Rentals & Sales Whitby:

Shoppers Home Health Care 905-579-5300

Total Health Pharmacy 905-433-2111

Pump Rentals & Sales Oshawa:

Durham Medical 905-728-1112