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.

A video on hand expressing breastmilk

View the video at HealthyFamiliesBC's website.