Breastfeeding classes (before and after birth)

Breastfeeding classes (before and after birth)


Location and Contact

Location: Markham site: Outpatient Obstetrical Clinic, Unit 4WG, building B, top floor
Phone: 905-472-7351
Open Sunday – Friday

ABCs of breastfeeding workshop (before birth): If you intend to breastfeed, we encourage you and your partner to attend a prebirth breastfeeding class. In collaboration with Markham Prenatal, this class is led by a lactation consultant from Markham Stouffville Hospital. It offers detailed information about breastfeeding. Women who take this class report improved success and less frustration when they begin breastfeeding. This is a free service and you can register by visiting Markham Prenatal

Breastfeeding classes after birth: This clinic provides group support while you are breastfeeding, up to six weeks after delivery. Breastfeeding classes post-delivery are led by a lactation consultant. You can make an appointment before you are discharged from the hospital or at any time up to six weeks after delivery.

MSH has a partnership with Public Health for the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program and breastfeeding support. The public health nurse visits the hospital weekdays and can connect you to supportive community programs.