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This is the number one challenge that women have in the early postpartum period, as there is only so much one can do to educate and prepare themselves for the breastfeeding experience, and it takes both the mother and the baby as a team to make things go smoothly.

A sound knowledge of supports available in the community is essential when helping a new mother.

The main breastfeeding concerns/problems are related to latching, supply, frequency, duration and weaning.

Breastfeeding support groups

The Single Parent Centre
Tuesday morning drop-in from 10–11:30am, facilitated by a lactation consultant.
3 Sylvia Avenue, Halifax; 902 479 3031

Thursday afternoon drop-in from 1:30–2:30pm, facilitated by a birth doula.
2571 Robie Street, Halifax; 902 405 4367 / toll-free 1 866 788 2229

Uncommon Grounds
Tuesday morning drop-in from 11am–12 noon, facilitated by a birth and postpartum doula.
1030 South Park Street, Halifax; 902 431 3101

La Leche League
Peer-to-peer breastfeeding support, in various locations across Nova Scotia