Several moms struggle in the first few months with the challenges of breastfeeding. Whether it is your first time or not, there can be a variety of issues that can cause complications.
Throughout many conversations with mom’s, I have discussed and heard so many heartbreaking stories of how they had wanted to successfully breastfeed and were unable to find the resources or answers they were seeking. This is a choice that is important for the child and is worth while researching if you are having latching or pain issues.
I have put together a list of resources that have been shared with me in hopes to further help other moms looking for answers. Most of these sites have phone numbers and will answer any questions you may have. I would also encourage you to connect with other moms that are also breastfeeding. Knowing that you are not alone and having support is the greatest help!
Online Resources: Need help now? Want to find quick answers?
The Vancouver Breastfeeding Center – This Centre is run through UBC and offers a great amount of information and resources. They also sell and rent breast pumps and can answer your questions relating to these products. 604) 738-1912
BC Womans Hospital - Offering support, classes and consultation. They also offer resources to the BC Womans Milk Bank. 604-875-3135
La Leche League - “LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.”
Quintessence Foundation - “focuses on breastfeeding education to health professionals and the public through a variety of venues”
INFACT Canada - “INFACT Canada is a national non-governmental organization that works to protect infant and young child health as well as maternal well-being through the promotion and support of breastfeeding and optimal infant feeding practices.”
|Health information, breastfeeding information, counseling & support for new parents, by phone, home visits and clinic appointments. Licensed day care and preschool lists available from the Simon Fraser area offices.Duty Nurse (Monday – Friday)
NewPort Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Port Coquitlam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.Child Health Clinic
Immunization, discussion of questions about feeding, growth and development and general parental concerns. Clinics are held in the Health Unit offices. Please phone for an appointment.Breastfeeding Services
Contact your local Health Unit office or public health nurse for information.
Weigh your Baby at the Health Unit (Monday – Friday)
Fraser Health Authority Community Services for Parents
Port Coquitlam Prevention