Resources & Support

Support and Company for New Parents:

IUP-Single Parents Resource Centre 

250 385-1114
www.singleparentvictoria.ca

Young Parents Support Network 

250 384-0052
www.ypsn.ca

Intercultural Association 2

50 388-4728
www.icavictoria.org

 

Local Health Units - Public Health Nurses:


Esquimalt 250 519-5311

Peninsula 250 544-2400

Saanich 250 519-5100

Saltspring Island 250 538-4880

Sooke 250 642-5464

Victoria 250 388-2200

West Shore 250 519-3490
 

Local Health Units - Public Health Nurses:

Are trained to a lesser level than lactation consultants but in most situations can offer excellent support and teaching about breastfeeding.

 

Call Mothering Touch at 250 595-4905 and we will refer you to a Breastfeeding Educator.

Prenatal Classes:

Mothering Touch

250 595-4905

http://www.motheringtouch.ca/

 

Childbirth Preparation for Midwives Clients

 

Childbirth Preparation for Doctor's Patients

 

Private Childbirth Preparation

 

Having A Baby Again Prenatal Refresher

 

Sibling Preparation

 


 

Breastfeeding Support:

La Leche League

Runs support groups for breastfeeding mothers throughout Greater Victoria. The group leaders are trained in breastfeeding counselling and offer phone support on a volunteer basis. Call 727-4384 for the name and number of a group leader near you.

 

The Vancouver Island Health Authority

Runs breastfeeding clinics out of the health units. They are staffed by public health nurses trained as lactation consultants.

 

Call for information as to times and days:

Esquimalt 250 519-5311

Peninsula 250 544-2400

Saanich 250 519-5100

Saltspring Island 250 538-4880

Sooke 250 642-5464

Victoria 250 388-2200

West Shore 250 519-3490

Parents-and-Baby Drop-Ins at:

Mothering Touch Centre 

250 595-4905

http://www.motheringtouch.ca/

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House 

250 385-2635

http://www.enh.bc.ca/

Fairfield Community Place 

250 382-4604

http://fairfieldcommunity.ca/

Fernwood Community Centre 

250 381-1552

http://fernwoodnrg.ca/

James Bay Community Project

250 388-7844

http://jbcp.bc.ca/

Family Physicians:

We are fortunate in Victoria, to have two Family Physicians who specialize in breastfeeding medicine.

 

Their services are paid for through the Medical Services Plan. If you have serious breastfeeding-related problems, you can ask your care provider for a referral to see them.

Dr Jennifer Wickens 250 721-1188

Dr Laura Spratt 250 475-2251

                      Janice Miles
            Birth & Postpartum Doula
   250 882-3329
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