IWK

1.902.470.8888

1.888.470.5888

Emergency: 911
Telecare: 811
Poison: 1-800-565-8161
5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Breastfeeding Resources for Families

Breastfeeding Community of Practice

Website

The Breastfeeding Community of Practice is a volunteer network of individuals who support breastfeeding in Halifax Regional Municipality.

First 6 Weeks

Website

A website to help mothers connect with other moms who are going through the same experiences, and will help them find support for breastfeeding.

Baby's Second Night

Click here for more information

By Jan Barger, RN, MA, IBCLC. Reprinted with permission from the author.

La Leche League Canada

Website

Halifax Group

La Leche League Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities.

HealthLink - Nova Scotia Telecare Service

Website

811

HealthLink is a telecare service for Nova Scotians provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Video Resources

Breastfeeding Moms

IWK Baby Friendly Initiative

Other Resources

Breastfeeding Information from the Canadian Paediatric Society

Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition information from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Breastfeeding information from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Baby Friendly Initiative information from UNICEF

The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada

Breastfeeding information from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Breastfeeding Basics – a booklet from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Information from Public Health – Capital Health

Public Health Services  - (902) 481-5852

 

 

 

 

breast health consultation

Approximately 375 breast surgeries will be performed annually at the IWK, with approximately 3,000 visits to the Breast Health Clinic.

Find out more about our Breast Health Clinic