Clinics and classes Parents to be & Parents Breastfeeding Classes


Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed a baby. It provides benefits to babies, mothers, communities and the environment.

Public Health offers an in-class breastfeeding class once a month at the Public Health office in Woodstock. The class runs from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and gives you the basics of breastfeeding and how your partner or friend/family support person can help you through the early days of breastfeeding and beyond.

In the class you will learn about:

  • Breastfeeding positions
  • Latching
  • How to tell if breastfeeding is going well in the first weeks
  • Where you can get help in Oxford County

Ongoing support for breastfeeding

New parents can call the Health Unit to get breastfeeding support by telephone, home visit or clinic appointment.

Ways to register

To register for a prenatal class, use the registration table below or call 519-539-9800 or toll-free at 1-800-755-0394 ext. 3473.

Unable to attend a class?

Public Health supports and encourages mothers in their effort to breastfeed. If you can't attend a class Public Health Nurses are available for one-on-one support via phone and/or a home visit. Find out more about these services here.

Clinics and Classes

Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services offers clinics, classes and events year round to promote healthy living, protect against illness, and help prevent injuries.

Contact Us

Southwestern Public Health
410 Buller Street,
Woodstock, ON,
N4S 4N2