Public Health Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is a learned art! Moms and babies deserve correct information & reliable support. If you are experiencing breastfeeding difficulties, don’t wait to get help! Call now!

Public Health Breastfeeding Support

Below is a list of public health units that offer breastfeeding support. Nurses are available for in-person support, phone consultations and sometimes home visits. The Saanich, Victoria, and West Shore health units also offer weekly breastfeeding clinics; phone ahead to make an appointment.

Saanich (250) 519-5100

Victoria (250) 388-2200

West Shore (250) 519-3490

Esquimalt (250) 519-5311

Peninsula (250) 544-2400

Sooke (250) 642-5464

For a complete phone number list for Vancouver Island, visit

Victoria La Leche League

LLLC Leaders offer telephone help to nursing and pregnant women who call seeking breastfeeding information.They hold meetings to support breastfeeding families in your neighbourhood. (250) 727-4384

Mothering Touch Centre

At Mothering Touch trained Breastfeeding Educators provide prompt individualized practical help at our Centre or in your home, seven days a week, even on the phone in the evening, when breastfeeding problems often crop up. (250) 595-4905

Tammy Timms RN,BScN,IBCLC

Tammy is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice. She has 20+ years experience helping moms breastfeed and does home visits. (250) 380-7900

Mary Gadsby, RN, BSc, IBCLC

Mary has many years experience as an RN helping new mothers breastfeed. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice, does home visits, and is currently involved in childbirth education. (250) 381-7433

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