LLLC-Guelph provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding information, encouragement and support as LLL has since 1956. The monthly meetings are open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Children are always welcome. No need to register.
La Leche League Canada-Guelph Stone Road Mall Evening Series Meetings
When: The last Wednesday of every month from 7 PM to approximately 9 PM.
Where: 235 Stone Rd. W. (Stone Rd. Mall) 2nd Floor in The Meridian Room of The Ontario Early Years Center.
La Leche League Canada-Guelph Downtown Daytime Drop In Meetings
When: The second Thursday of every month from 10 AM to approximately 12 PM.
Where: 176 Wyndham St. N. (The Guelph Community Health Centre) Downstairs in The Community Room.
Breastfeeding Buddies - Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo
Breastfeeding Buddies provide breastfeeding advice and support to new mothers. ‘Buddies’ are trained volunteers who have personal breastfeeding experience. These individuals provide both one-to-one and group support and help connect breastfeeding mothers to community resources.
Free Breastfeeding Workshops! Prenatal Workshops
Recruiting New Breastfeeding Buddies Spring 2015
Breastfeeding Cafés hosted by The WE Breastfeed Program from the Guelph Community Health Centre:
Everyone is welcome to drop in for free family friendly fair trade coffee and tea. Bring your breastfeeding questions or concerns and have them addressed by one of the WE Breastfeed trained volunteer peer support women. Connect with other breastfeeding families. Child care provided in the same room for your children up to six years old by a volunteer. No need to register.
Downtown Breastfeeding Café
When: Every Wednesday from 1-2:30PM
Where: The Children's Room of The Downtown Community Health Centre, 176 Wyndham Street North
Please visit their facebook page (link in the button below) for more locations.
The Guelph CHC also offers a Postpartum Depression Support Service. The symptoms can be a mild, moderate or server form of depression and anxiety. Symptoms can be experienced at any time during the first year after giving birth.
Asking for help is recommended if you're struggling with emotional symptoms and adjusting to life with a newborn.They can help. Common symptoms of a postpartum mood disorder include:
- Feeling overwhelmed, sad, inadequate, anxious, irritable or angry
- Having feelings of panic
- Not being able to sleep
- Having disturbing dreams or thoughts
- Arguing with your partner
- Not feeling connected to your baby
- Having dark intrusive thoughts
- Not wanting to be alone with your baby
- An initial home visit
- Individual counselling and support
- A weekly mothers' support group
- A monthly partner's group
- Brief couple counselling
See contact info for the program here.
Visit the Guelph CHC .ca home page and check out all they have to offer parents, there is way too much to list here!