Breastfeeding resources

Useful links and articles for Moms and Mom-to-be's

Dr. Jack Newman

Dr. Jack Newman is a Toronto pediatrician who has practiced medicine since 1970. In 1984 he established the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada, at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. He now holds breastfeeding clinics in several hospitals in the Toronto area.

Mothering Touch Breastfeeding Support

With the support of their midwife, doctor, maternity nurses and public health nurses, most women learn to breastfeed their babies quite easily in the first days with baby because the hormones their bodies are producing make them very ready to learn. Challenges can arise though and many women benefit from a little extra help and support.

Breastfeeding Matters - South Vancouver Island

Breastfeeding Matters - South Vancouver Island is a group of health-care professionals and interested individuals that has worked since 1998 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding on Southern Vancouver Island.

BC Babyfriendly Network

The BC Baby-Friendly Network is a multidisciplinary committee of health care providers, ministry representatives, and consumers interested in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.

La Leche League Canada

To encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.

The Infant Feeding Action Coalition (INFACT) Canada

Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding.

Public Health Units in Langford, Saanich and Victoria


Carol Arndt -- The Breastpump Lady

Rental and delivery of electric breast pumps in the greater Victoria area
Phone: 812-7370

Alison Ranger

Rents Medela breast pumps.
Phone: 479-9413

Dr. Laura Spratt, GP and LC (by referral only)

Sees clients by referral at the Travel Medicine Clinic, Gateway Village,
Vernon Avenue
Phone: 592-6204