Emergency: 911
Telecare: 811
Poison: 1-800-565-8161
5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


The IWK Health Centre promotes, protects and supports breastfeeding in practice. Some key messages can be found on this page along with IWK, community and provincial resources.


Public Health Support

Contact #: 902-481-5800

HealthLink - Nova Scotia Telecare Service

Contact #: 811
Website: 811.novascotia.ca

First 6 Weeks

Website: first6weeks.ca

Community Supports Pamphlet

pdf download

Breastfeeding Community of Practice

Website: www.breastfeedingcop.com

Online list of breastfeeding support services in HRM.

La Leche League

Website: www.lllc.ca

LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.

Loving Care Nova Scotia Books

Website: novascotia.ca/dhw/lovingcare/

Loving Care is a series of four books for parents of children from birth to age three developed by Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness in partnership with Public Health Services.

Breastfeeding Basics

pdf download

a booklet from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

A Parent’s Guide to Skin-to-Skin Contact

pdf download

Reducing Newborn Stress

pdf download

A Parent’s Guide to Soothers: What you need to know about pacifiers and soothers

pdf download

Special Circumstances

Expressing Milk for Your Baby

pdf download

Breastfeeding Your Baby in the NICU

pdf download

Breastfeeding: Hints to Help Increase Your Milk Supply

pdf download

Electric Breast Pump Rentals

Electric breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies are available at a number of local pharmacies.


breast health consultation

Approximately 375 breast surgeries will be performed annually at the IWK, with approximately 3,000 visits to the Breast Health Clinic.

Find out more about our Breast Health Clinic