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Breastfeeding offers many benefits to both mothers and babies.

Public Health supports and encourages mothers in their effort to breastfeed. Public Health Nurses are available for one-on-one support via phone and/or a home visit. 


Reasons to breastfeed


The first weeks of breastfeeding: tips and resources


Two months and beyond: tips and resources


Breastfeeding Support

 Public Health Nurses are available for one-on-one breastfeeding support. Call 519-539-9800, Ext 3473 for more information and to speak to a Public Health Nurse.

All mothers are welcome to attend Ask a Nurse clinics in your community. Ask a Nurse clinics are held at Early Years Centres throughout the County.

Prenatal breastfeeding classes are held monthly. This two-hour class offers practical “how-to” information for those parents who want to learn about breastfeeding.

For more detailed information about breastfeeding, please download the Breastfeeding Matters booklet published by Best Start.

New and expectant moms have access to advice and support for breastfeeding 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a telephone advisory service. To learn more, download the brochure from Telehealth Ontario.


Oxford County Public Health is designated as a "Baby-Friendly Community Health Service." 
Resources in Oxford County
Public Health Nurses are available to support you. Contact Public Health at 519.539.9800 or 1.800-755.0394 up for a class.

Other resources:
La Leche Canada
Breastfeeding classes
MOMs support group
Motherisk help line