Babies & Birthing: Breastfeeding Support

Did you know breastfed babies have a lower risk of asthma, obesity, type 1 diabetes, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)? 


Breastfed babies are also less likely to have ear infections and stomach bugs. Breast milk shares antibodies from the mother with her baby (Centre for Disease Control).The Region of Waterloo Public Health encourages all new moms, or those with breastfeeding questions to book an appointment within 24-48 hours after discharge to ensure things are going well at home, and answer any questions that may have come up. 


Region of Waterloo appointments can now be made on-line. As a reminder, nurses and clerks can all book appointments for patients as well!  Family members may still call us at 519-575-4400 to book an appointment between the hours of 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday.


Learn more about breastfeeding with these resources. 


These resources are available in English and 17 other languages. Please note that only high resolution copies have a cost. All others are free.

Breastfeeding Buddies is a volunteer driven program of parents with personal breastfeeding or chest feeding experience 


  • Breastfeeding Buddies are available in the hospital occasionally throughout the work week
  • Call 519-772-1016 to connect with a Buddy or visit Breast Feeding Buddies.

Region of Waterloo Public Health offers non-judgmental and confidential services, providing feeding support to all families; those that are breastfeeding, chest feeding, body feeding, providing human milk, and providing artificial baby milk (formula).


You can self-refer to the Two Rivers Family Health Team for Breastfeeding support


Two Rivers Family Health Team
The Annex, Unit B15
519-629-3388 ext. 1

Need help with breast feeding and/or have questions? CMH provides you access to a wealth of resources to seek support from lactation consultants.