Help with breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a learned skill and takes time, practice, and support. Support can come from a variety of people, such as:

  • 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

Community programs

La Leche League

Pregnancy outreach programs


Featured resources

Featured NH StoriesNH Stories logo icon

For more information