Postnatal Resource List

CHEO Health Information Line

(613) 738-4888

· Mon-Fri 4 p.m. to Midnight

· Sat/Sun & holidays 8 a.m. to Midnight


Lactation Consultants:

Ginette Bertrand IA, Bsc inf, CD(DONA), IBCLC
Service Perinatal Service Since 1995
West and East Ottawa locations
visite à domicile/home visits to Ottawa/Gatineau
(613) 746-9480


Susan Nolan RN, MScN, IBCLC
Birthcare Since 1992
In-home consultations, city-wide.
(613) 739-7370

Jo-Ann Sexton RN, BScN, IBCLC
Babe in Arms
Kanata location, home visits city-wide
(613) 979-4164

Beth McMillan BA Child Studies, IBCLC
In-office consultations at Milkface, 445 Churchill Ave.
(613) 596-1170 or (613) 298-6847

Fleur Bickford BSc, RN, IBCLC
Nurtured Child
Based in Barrhaven
(613) 797-9040

Rawya Abdalla MBBCh, MSc, CRGS, RDMS, IBCLC
Available week days and week ends 7–9 PM
Consults available in English and Arabic
(613) 265-4656

Tobi-Lynn Bayarova Registered Midwife (Quebec)/Sage-femme, IBCLC
Gatineau based
(819) 661-2738


Milkface Lactation Services
Jan Chan IBCLC, Britt Pegan IBCLC, Beth McMillan BA Child Studies, IBCLC
and Sue Thériault Valin BSc, IBCLC
445 Churchill Ave N, K1Z 5E1
(613) 596-1170

Susan Wheat Doula, IBCLC
Based in Kanata, home visits city-wide (evenings & weekends only)
(613) 447-8726

Lyne Lacroix IBCLC, RLC
Serving Eastern Ontario (Prescott-Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry)
Office Consultations
(613) 361-7441

Janet Allingham RN, BScN, IBCLC, MA
Downtown Ottawa
Consultations in your home
(613) 293-7405

Sue Thériault Valin BSc, IBCLC
Home visits city-wide
613 276-7793

Breastfeeding drop-ins

List of free and paid drop-ins


Ottawa Breastfeeding Buddies

This Ottawa Public Health program also offers mother-to-mother support by telephone. Mothers with at least 6 months of breastfeeding experience are matched with mothers who are planning to breastfeed or just starting out. This support can continue until your baby is 6 months old. A trained breastfeeding mother can become your “buddy”, and provide telephone support, encouragement, information, or suggestions about where to get more help.


To be matched with a Buddy or to volunteer to become a Buddy, please call:

613-580-6744 extension 23932

email to:

Get Help Breastfeeding Website


La Leche League


· Breastfeeding support warm line


Assessement and release of tongue-ties in Ottawa

Physicians and Dentists :

List of Physicians and Dentists that release tongue ties