Patient Resources


Lakeridge Health promotes breastfeeding as the best way to provide your newborn baby with the nutrition they need. It's inexpensive, natural and healthy.

Our babies stay in their mother's room at all times, unless they are unable to for medical reasons. This gives mothers the chance to breastfeed whenever their baby is hungry.

Breastfeeding requires time and patience. Our nurses are trained to offer you guidance and support while you're still in the hospital. For women with complex breastfeeding concerns, our team of lactation consultants are here to help.

Breastfeeding-friendly Spaces

Lakeridge Health promotes breastfeeding-friendly spaces and we want our families to be comfortable in all our hospitals. 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class


We encourage moms to learn about breastfeeding before your baby arrives with our Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. This class is offered once a week at our Oshawa site, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a $20 charge with a birthing class and $30 without.  Participants are strongly encouraged to attend with their partner or support person. Class size is limited to eight couples. You can register for the Prenatal Breastfeeding Class when you register for birthing classes or by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 34116 or 33495.

More Information

The Region of Durham offers a range of programs and services for breastfeeding moms. You can also find breastfeeding resources in Durham Region, including drop-in groups and private lactation consults. Further support for breastfeeding is also available at several locations across Toronto.

Free breastfeeding groups for parents under 26 years of age

Breastfeeding Circle

Phone: 905-432-3622

Rose of Durham

200 Bind St. West, Oshawa

Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Baby Care

How to bathe your baby

More Information

For comprehensive birthing information, please visit Healthy Families BC. Please note, British Colombia-specific information may not apply.

Pain Management Options

During Labour and Childbirth

There are several methods for pain control that are effective and safe to use to make your labour and birth experience as comfortable as possible. Your health-care team will be speaking to you about these options before and during your labour and birth experience.

Pain management options include:

Your health-care team will do everything to keep you safe and comfortable. They will discuss the options that are available. 

Talk to your care provider if you have any questions!

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