Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

Prenatal Breast/Chest feeding Classes

Prenatal breast/chest feeding classes are offered to expectant families. The classes are led by lactation consultants, who teach about:

  • What to expect in the first few days after your baby is born
  • The benefits of breast/chest feeding
  • How to breast/chest feed and be confident in your ability
  • What is a good latch
  • How often to breast/chest feed and how to know if baby is getting enough
  • Breast/chest feeding myths and facts, common challenges and solutions
  • Hand expressing, breast pump options, and how best to store expressed breast milk
  • Breast/chest feeding supports available at Scarborough Health Network and within the community

Classes at Centenary Hospital

One-hour sessions are offered twice a month from 2 – 3 p.m. on weekends. No registration is required.
For more information call 416-284-8131 ext. 4530

Classes at General Hospital

Classes are held every fourth Wednesday of the month from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in the Global Community Resource Centre, ground floor. Registration is not required.
For more information call 416-438-2911 ext. 83222