If you’re looking for advice, either medical or not, there are a number of support networks available to you and some are even accessible 24/7.
Breastfeeding Support Services
Your local community health/Public Health Nurse is available for support and information on breastfeeding. Try these links for breastfeeding support services, programs and contact information for:
La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Canada (LLLC) is a national organization whose trained volunteer Leaders provide experienced mother- to-mother breastfeeding support through a variety of programs. If you have a breastfeeding concern or question you can contact a local La Leche League leaders. This does involve long distance charges from some of the island, but these moms are trained to offer support and are available most hours – including evenings and weekends.
For mom-to-mom support from a La Leche League leader, please contact the following:
La Leche League St. John’s:
Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 7pm in the Sobeys Community Room on Torbay Road and Highland Drive. For more information, please contact Jan or Jane or visit the LLLC website: http://www.lllc.ca/lllc-st-johns.
Tel: (709) 739-9368
Tel: (709) 722-5815
La Leche League Paradise:
meetings are typically held the third Friday of every month in the Sobeys Community Room in Paradise (1621 Topsail Road). For more information, please contact Amber, Meaghan, or Ashleigh or visit the LLLC website: http://www.lllc.ca/lllc-paradise.
Tel: (709) 782-3740
Tel: (709) 753-2942
Tel: (709) 685-8248
La Leche League Labrador:
This LLLC Group Typically Meets: 1st Thursday of the month Next Meeting Date/Time: Thursday, March 3, 2016 – 10:30am Meeting For: All women-interested (expecting/moms, sisters, grandmas, girlfriends)
Breastfeeding Support – NL
For immediate medical attention please contact your local health centre/emergency department.
If they are unavailable, you can also call:
Newfoundland and Labrador HealthLine
Janeway Pediatric Telephone Advice Line
Tel: (709) 722-1126
Toll Free: 1-866-722-1126.
If you need help with specific breastfeeding concerns, you can always refer to the Breastfeeding Handbook.
As well, our Resources section contains a number of helpful guides.
Breast Pump Rentals
In all areas of the province, double electric breast pumps are available for rent at Lawton’s Drug Stores. To find out more information, please call 1-800-563-1145 or visit their website.