Find a Lactation Consultant – Ottawa Valley Lactation Consultants

No Perfect Houses Allowed: Preparing for your Lactation Consultant visit (hint: NO housecleaning necessary)

La Leche League Canada– for meeting information and telephone support.  In the Ottawa area, you may also phone 613-238-5919.

La Leche League International’s Answer Pages 

Ligue la leche  – French language breastfeeding help by phone or at Groups in Ottawa and Quebec

Not-for-profit breastfeeding clinics - $30 first visit; $15 follow-up visits.

Breastfeeding Support Drop-ins – see a Lactation Consultant for free in a clinic setting

laid-back breastfeeding  – babies are born knowing how to breastfeed; try this position to engage all of baby’s natural instincts



Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction

Tongue Tie/Lip Tie


  • Dr. Kotlow, a dentist in Albany, NY, has some articles with good photos
  • Dr. Fayad is an Ottawa dentist (Chapman Mills Dental Clinic) whom you may consult.  If he diagnoses tongue and/or lip tie, you may choose to have them clipped using the laser.  (Click on Innovative Dental Treatment and then click Tongue Tie Release – Frenectomy


CranioSacral Therapy – click this link for a good explanation of what it is.  Practitioners in Ottawa include:


New Dad Manual – for dads, by dads (and it’s Canadian too!)

Baby Wearing:

Premature Babies:

·         Preemie Clothes


Community Resources –

Ottawa’s Parent Resource Centre for the Incredible Directory and Parent Education Calendar

Ontario Early Years Centres – there are 7 in Ottawa; click on Locations and then scroll down to Eastern Region


Childbirth Classes in Ottawa:

Ensuring Access to Midwifery Care:

Cesarean Awareness:

High Risk Pregnancy Support:

Infant Massage:


Dancing for Birth – ensure baby is in a good position for quicker labour

Healthy Baby, Healthy Brain