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Midwifery services are now available at the IWK. For more information email or visit the IWK's webpage on midwifery.

Public Health Services

Capital District Public Health Services provides prenatal breastfeeding education, breastfeeding telephone support as well as support in the home, at family drop-in clinics and in group settings at a variety of locations. Public Health also connects families with other breastfeeding supports available in their community.

For more information on these services, please visit the website below or phone the Public Health Service Office nearest you.


Windsor Mall
80 Water Street
Phone: (902) 798-2264

7 Mellor Ave, Unit 5
Phone: (902) 481-5800

Musquodoboit Harbour
7907 Hwy 7
Musquodoboit Harbour
Phone: (902) 889-2143

Sheet Harbour
Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital
Phone: (902) 885-2470

Middle Musquodoboit
Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital
492 Archibald Brook Road
Phone: (902) 384-2370

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

East Preston
East Preston Day Care Centre
1799 #7 Highway
Contact: Trina Fraser
(902) 462-7266

Home of the Guardian Angel Single Parent Centre
3 Sylvia Ave
Contact: Trina Slaunewhite-Gallant
(902) 479-0508

Military Family Resources Centre

Halifax Site
Halifax Military Community Centre
3201 Windsor Street, WP 106, Halifax
Tel: (902) 427-7788

Shearwater Site
Hampton Gray Memorial Centre
Just off Labrador Avenue, 12 Wing, Shearwater
Tel: (902) 720-1885

Family Resource Centres

The Directory of Nova Scotia Family Resource Centres provides information on Family Resource Centres that support families in a variety of ways. For more information visit:

Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre
3499 McAlpine Avenue, Halifax
Phone: (902) 454-9444

Dartmouth Family Centre
107 Albro Lake Road, Dartmouth
Phone: (902) 464-8234

Eastern Shore Family Resource Centre
Suite 203, Porters Lake Shopping Centre
Phone: (902) 827-1461
Toll-free: 1-866-847-1461

Family Resource Centre of West Hants
10 Water Street, Dufferin Place
Windsor, NS
Phone: (902) 798-5961

Mi'kmaq Child Development Centre
2162 Gottingen Street, Halifax
Phone: (902) 422-7850

Memory Lane Family Place
22 Memory Lane, Lower Sackville
Phone: (902) 864-6363

Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre
12280 Highway 224, Middle Musquodoboit
(above Haverstock Pharmacy)
Phone: (902) 384-2794

North End Parent Resource Centre
5475 Uniacke Street, Halifax
Phone: (902) 492-0133

Parents and Children Together Resource Centre
1114 Cole Harbour Road, Suite 102, Dartmouth
Phone: (902) 434-8952

Fairview Family Resource Centre
3524 Dutch Village Rd., Fairview
Phone: (902) 443-9569

Preston & Area Family Resource Centre
East Preston Business Centre
1900 Highway 7, Suite 501, East Preston
Phone: (902) 462-7266

Chebucto Family Centre
3 Sylvia Ave, Spryfield
Phone: (902) 479-3031

Community Supports

Breastfeeding Community of Practice

Parents of Multiple Births Association
Tel: (902) 435-3403
Be matched up with an experienced breastfeeding mother of multiples prior to the birth of your babies. Continue contact with her after your babies are born for support and encouragement.

Midwife Services
Available at the IWK Health Centre.
For more information email:

North End Community Health Centre
2165 Gottigen Street, Halifax
Phone: (902) 420-0303
Tuesday afternoons: Well baby and well Mom drop-ins and clinic bookings.

LEA Place Women's Centre
22709 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour
Tel: (902) 885-2668

Phoenix Youth Programs
6035 Coburg Road, Halifax
Tel: (902) 420-0676

La Leche League
Tel: (902) 470-7029
Monthly group meetings are held in Bedford/Sackville, Dartmouth and Halifax. All women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend. Any time is a good time to come to a La Leche League meeting: when pregnant, with a new baby or when considering weaning. Visit for more information.

Doula Services
Private doulas in NS can be found online at:

Volunteer Doula Program
Tel: (902) 479-0508
Birth doulas are available to woman who fall within the program's eligibility criteria. Birth support includes breastfeeding support for the first 4-6 weeks postpartum.