Help with breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a learned skill and takes time, practice, and support. It's not always easy. There are people who can help you:

  • Your partner, family, and friends
  • Doula, primary care provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, or midwife), and the staff at the hospital (maternity or NICU)
  • Primary care nurses, lactation consultants, community programs, and peer-to-peer support persons

If you need extra help with breastfeeding, there are professional supports and community programs available for you. Explore the sections below to find the best option for your family.

Professional support

Primary and community care interprofessional teams

Lactation services

HealthLink BC

  • Basic breastfeeding support from registered nurses
  • Call 8-1-1 (or 1-604-215-8110) to reach a nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, or exercise professional
  • Learn more about HealthLink BC
Lactation consultants

Active lactation consultants (LCs) in Northern BC

If you are aware of other lactation consultants, or if any of the information is incorrect, please contact

Location Details Contact

Fort St. John

  • Private practice
  • $110 for initial consult - includes 3 follow-up texts or phone conversations, initiated by the client in the following 2 weeks

Prince George

  • No cost to BC residents (covered by MSP)
  • No cost to BC residents (covered by MSP)
  • Communities served: Smithers, Houston, Witset, Burns Lake, Fort Babine, Hazelton
  • In-home visits available for clients in Bulkley Valley; virtual consultations for others


  • Private practice
  • In-home and virtual consultations
  • Prenatal breastfeeding classes
  • See website for prices
Additional local and virtual supports

Some local and virtual supports are listed in the other tabs on this page. There may be a variety of other supports in Northern BC communities, such as those listed below. If you are aware of other local supports that should be listed here, or if any of the information shown is incorrect, contact us at

Community breastfeeding resources

La Leche League Canada (LLLC)

Pregnancy outreach programs


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