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).

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Group meetings are currently suspended due to the pandemic. However, activities can take place by appointment. Consult the section of your region.

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.

Preparing for Breastfeeding

Although breastfeeding is usually discussed at prenatal meetings, specific prenatal meetings on breastfeeding are available virtually and in person.

Resources

  • Bedon&Bout’chou* : Rencontres prénatales de groupe sur l’allaitement, aux 2 semaines.
    Inscription
     
  • Nourri-source Estrie* : Prenatal group meetings on breastfeeding, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, via Zoom. Registratio : Nourri Source Estrie | Facebook
     
  • Rencontre prénatale en allaitement en ligne* : page Facebook Nourri-Source Montérégie (section Événements)  
     
  • Rencontres individuelles sur l’allaitement (RLS du Granit)
    Inscription :
    • Lambton : 418 486-7441
    • Lac-Mégantic : 819 583-2572 ou 819 583-0330, poste 37503
       

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

  • Bébé Trucs: Walk-in consultations with a CLSC nurse, health information, breastfeeding support, baby growth monitoring, parental group discussions.
    Every other Tuesday (in the afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m) CLSC de Val-des-Sources (475, 3e avenue). Inscription : 819-879-7158, ext. 39438
     
  • Pairing with a Nourri-Source breastfeeding support volunteer
    819-674-9425 estrieanti-spam@anti-spamnourri-sourceanti-spam.anti-spamorg
    Facebook/ Nourri Source 

Granit

  • Jasons poupons: Parents of an infant or a young child or who are expecting a baby are welcome to discussions with other parents. A perinatal nurse is also available on site to answer your questions as well as to weigh and measure your baby.
    Every 2nd Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m. and to 11:30 a.m.
    Maison de la famille du Granit
     
  • Pairing with a Nourri-Source breastfeeding support volunteer
    Facebook/ Nourri Source 

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
  • Pairing with a Nourri-Source breastfeeding support volunteer
    Facebook/ Nourri Source 
     
  • La Leche League Canada: lllc.ca Breastfeeding support
    1-866-255-2483
    www.facebook.com/allaitementsherbrooke 
     
  • 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).

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. 
       
  • Breastfeeding clinic of the RLS de la Haute-Yamaska (at the infant clinic)
  • Breastfeeding clinic of the RLS de la Haute-Yamaska (at the infant clinic)
    Evaluation and treatment of breastfeeding problems. 
  • Pairing with a Nourri-Source breastfeeding support volunteer and  breastfeeding drop-in centre (2nd Thursday morning of the month at La Maison de la famille):
    www.facebook.com/Nourri-Source-secteur-Granby-223910037658876 
  • La Leche League Canada: lllc.ca. Breastfeeding support
    1-866-255-2483  

    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
     

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
  • Bébé Trucs Ascot: Nurse, psychoeductor and social worker on site for families living in the Ascot neighbourhood.
    Final Thursday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    1945, rue des Grands-Monts # 8 (neighbourhood office)
     
  • Breastfeeding clinic (by referral): Evaluation and support for breastfeeding problems by an IBCLC lactation consultant
    Contact your CLSC
     
  • Marraine tendresse de l’Estrie (listening, assistance and home respite for mothers)
    www.marrainetendresse.com, 819-562-0406 
  • Route du lait Sherbrooke
    https://nssherbrooke.wixsite.com/routedulaitsherb : Businesses and organizations that warmly welcome mothers who wish to nurse their babies; identified with the sticker "Bienvenue aux bébés allaités" (Breastfed babies welcome).

Val-Saint-François

Specialised clinics

Breastfeeding clinic (by referral): assessment and support for breastfeeding difficulties by an IBCLC lactation consultant

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.

Clinique d’allaitement - Centre de santé Carillon - Sherbrooke

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.

Don de lait maternel

Il est possible de donner du lait maternel à la banque publique de lait maternel. Celle-ci fournit du lait humain pasteurisé aux prématurés de 32 semaines et moins, nécessitant des soins médicaux et dont la mère ne peut allaiter.

Pour en savoir plus : www.hema-quebec.qc.ca/lait-maternel/donneuses-lait/banque-publique-lait-maternel.fr.html 

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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