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Breastfeeding Resources for Families

Breastfeeding Community of Practice


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

First 6 Weeks


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


Halifax Group

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

HealthLink - Nova Scotia Telecare Service



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