Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every family. Our healthcare professionals help you through all the steps, regardless of your choice (video in French).

COVID-19
A reference for pregnant women, new parents and their families: 
Pregnancy and baby’s arrival during the covid-19 pandemic
Group meetings are currently suspended due to the pandemic. However, activities can take place by appointment. Consult the section of your region.

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Benefits of maternal breast milk

Maternal breast milk is adapted to the various needs of each baby. It contains antibodies, enzymes, and growth factors that are perfectly designed to optimize development and to lower the risk of many types of diseases.

For mothers, nursing lowers the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Breastfeeding also provides a significant advantage from an economic, family and environmental perspective.

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to two years and beyond is recommended according to national and international guidelines. Maternal breastfeeding is also globally recognized as the dietary standard for babies.

Need breastfeeding support?

Breastfeeding support in your community

Coaticook

  • Bébé Trucs : Walk-in consultations with a CLSC nurse, IBCLC lactation consultant, health information, breastfeeding support, baby growth monitoring, parental group discussions.
    Maison de la famille de la MRC-de-Coaticook
    Information: 819-346-4876, ext. 57362
     

Des Sources

Granit

Haut-Saint-François

  • Bébé Trucs: Walk-in consultations with a nurse, health information, breastfeeding support, baby growth monitoring, parental group discussions. The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Centre multiservices d'East Angus
    Information folder

  • Services of a health and social services auxiliary (conditions apply): parental role support, educational support and support with household management.
    Contact your CLSC

  • Pairing with a Nourri-Source breastfeeding leader Nourri-Source
    https://www.facebook.com/NourriSourceHSF 

  • La Leche League Canada: lllc.ca Breastfeeding support
    1-866-255-2483
    https://www.facebook.com/allaitementsherbrooke 

  • Home respite service (conditions apply): childcare, meal preparation, etc.
    Contact your CLSC

  • Marraine tendresse de l’Estrie (listening, assistance and home respite for mothers)
    www.marrainetendresse.com
    819-562-0406 

  • Route du lait du Haut-Saint-François: Businesses and organizations that warmly welcome mothers who wish to nurse their babies; identified with the sticker "Bienvenue aux bébés allaités" (Breastfed babies welcome).

  • Activities at La Relève du HSF (family organization)
    www.la-releve.org 

  • HSF collective kitchens
    https://www.facebook.com/cuisinescollectiveshsf/ 

  • Centre d’action bénévole du Haut-Saint-François
    www.cabhsf.org  

  • Moisson HSF (food bank)
    www.moissonhsf.org  

  • Financial aid program for the purchase of washable diapers (depending on municipalities): Contact your municipality.

Haute-Yamaska

  • Infants clinic: Consultations by appointment with a perinatal nurse, health monitoring of mother and baby, breastfeeding support, and more.
    • CLSC de Saint-Joseph: Every afternoon (except Thursdays) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at
    • CLSC de Waterloo as needed. 

  • Services of a health and social services auxiliary (conditions apply): parental role support, educational support and support with household management.
    Contact your CLSC 

  • Pairing with a Nourri-Source breastfeeding leader 
    https://www.facebook.com/Nourri-Source-secteur-Granby-223910037658876 

  • La Leche League Canada: lllc.ca. Breastfeeding support
    1-866-255-2483  

    https://www.facebook.com/LLLGranbyCowansville

  • Special event on initiating solid foods and breastfeeding offered by a nutritionist four times a year.
    Information: 450-375-9497, ext. 66149

La Pommeraie

  • CLSC Infant Clinic: Walk-in consultation with a perinatal nurse, health information and education, breastfeeding support, monitoring of mother and baby, parental group discussions, and monthly topics:
    • CLSC Farnham: Mondays from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • CLSC Bedford : Wednesdays from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • CLSC Cowansville : Thursdays from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • CLSC Ville de Lac-Brome (Town of Brome Lake): 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Breastfeeding Clinic: Medical evaluation and treatment of breastfeeding problems by IBCLC lactation consultants and a physician; advice on medications while breastfeeding
    Tuesdays and Thursdays (by reference)
    CLSC de Cowansville

  • Services of a health and social services auxiliary (conditions apply): parental role support, educational support and support with household management.
    Contact your CLSC 

Memphrémagog

Sherbrooke

  • Bébé Trucs: Walk-in consultations with perinatal nurses, an IBCLC lactation consultant, and a specialized educator: health information, breastfeeding support, baby development monitoring, parental group discussions.
    Every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    500, rue Murray, Sherbrooke, Room 0111
    For appointment : 819 780-2222 ext 48401

Val-Saint-François



  • (Suspended during the pandemic) Halte Parent-bébé: With a perinatal nurse and a breastfeeding leader on site Every second
    Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Maison de la famille Les Arbrisseaux

Specialised clinics

Clinique d’allaitement - Centre de santé Carillon - Sherbrooke

  • Medical assessment and treatment of breastfeeding problems and advice on medications during breastfeeding.
  • Dr. Anne Mc Sween, IBCLC lactation consultant: 819-564-1022

Clinique du nourrisson - RLS de la Haute-Yamaska

Clinique d'allaitement - RLS de La Pommeraie

  • Evaluation by IBCLC lactation consultant nurses and medical assessment if required by Dr. Isabelle Jolin.
  • Treatment of breastfeeding problems.
  • By reference of a health professional.

Clinique d’aide et de soutien en allaitement (C.A.S.A.) de la Maison de naissance de l’Estrie

  • Rapid support available upon request from a health professional for clients of the Maison de naissance de l'Estrie and from Sherbrooke
  • By reference of a health professional.

Breast pump rental

Buying a breast pump can be expensive and many new mothers will prefer the rental option. It is possible to rent a professional quality breast pump, here is the list of places that allow it to be rented.

Breastfeeding anytime, anywhere!

Every mother is entitled to breastfeed anytime, anywhere at our facilities. If you want to nurse your child in a private space, consult the list of designated spaces at our facilities or request the list from our staff.

List of private spaces available

Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI)

Our institution is committed to supporting, protecting and promoting breastfeeding. As such, we are in the process of obtaining the BFI certification for our overall facilities. BFI is a quality care program which aims to give every child the best start in life possible.

This program encourages the implementation of breastfeeding friendly practices in healthcare institutions and in areas visited by parents and their children. BFI supports every individual and family starting with making an enlightened decision, no matter how they choose to feed their baby.

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