Lakeridge Health promotes breastfeeding as the best way to provide your newborn baby with the nutrition they need. It's inexpensive, natural and healthy.

Our babies stay in their mother's room at all times, unless they are unable to for medical reasons. This gives mothers the chance to breastfeed whenever their baby is hungry.

Breastfeeding requires time and patience. Our nurses are trained to offer you guidance and support while you're still in the hospital. For women with complex breastfeeding concerns, our team of lactation consultants are here to help.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class


We encourage moms to learn about breastfeeding before your baby arrives with our Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. This class is offered once a week at our Oshawa site, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a $20 charge with a birthing class and $30 without.  Participants are strongly encouraged to attend with their partner or support person. Class size is limited to eight couples. You can register for the Prenatal Breastfeeding Class when you register for birthing classes or by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 34116 or 33495.

Breastfeeding-friendly Spaces

Lakeridge Health promotes breastfeeding-friendly spaces and we want our families to be comfortable in all our hospitals. 

More Information

The Region of Durham offers a range of programs and services for breastfeeding moms. You can also find breastfeeding resources in Durham Region, including drop-in groups and private lactation consults. Further support for breastfeeding is also available at several locations across Toronto.

Free breastfeeding groups for parents under 26 years of age

Breastfeeding Circle

Phone: 905-432-3622
Rose of Durham
200 Bind St. West, Oshawa
Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.