At the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic (International Breastfeeding Centre) we understand the frustration of mothers who wish to breastfeed their babies and encounter problems. We have a team of world class experts led by Dr. Jack Newman who are devoted to helping mothers overcome numerous issues that otherwise might lead to stopping breastfeeding. Make an appointment below if:
At the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic you will be seen one-on-one in your own room. You will be seen by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and by the pediatrician on staff that day: Dr. Jack Newman, Dr. Aviva Lowe, Dr. Eitan Weinberg or Dr. Pooja Prabhu. Appointments are typically 60 – 90 minutes. In addition to bringing your baby with you, you are welcome to bring a partner or support person with you. We will be working with you and your baby (babies) directly teaching you what you can do overcome breastfeeding difficulties.
To make an appointment at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic, please fill out the form below and provide your payment. Each appointment is $65 + HST ($73.45) to cover the fees of the lactation consultants which are not covered by OHIP.
We offer appointments on Monday – Thursday from 8:30 to 3:00. If you are coming from outside Toronto, we will try to book you at 10:30 or 1:00 to avoid you travelling during rush hour, if possible.
The Newman Breastfeeding Clinic requires two separate referral forms: One for the breastfeeding parents, and one for the baby (or babies, in the case of multiples). Referrals from either a doctor or midwife or nurse practitioner are acceptable. Referrals must be received before we can provide you with an appointment date.
Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will be able to cancel or reschedule the appointment without penalty up to 48-hours before the appointment (not including Fridays, weekends and holidays). For appointments scheduled on a Monday, you will be able to cancel or reschedule until 4pm on the Thursday before.
If you cancel or reschedule your appointment less than 48-hours in advance, as outlined above, we are unable to provide a refund.
Tongue-tie and lip-tie assessments are generally performed at each visit at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic. We may recommend tongue and/or lip-tie release(s) as part of your care plan based on our physical exam of the area(s), our assessment of the latch, presenting breastfeeding challenges/symptoms, and the age of the baby, amongst other factors. A tongue and/or lip-tie release procedure may not necessarily be performed, even if that was the reason for which you and your baby were referred.
For a tongue or lip-tie release to be performed, your baby must have received a vitamin K shot either at birth or at least 24 hours before your appointment.
If you are from Quebec, outside of Canada, or do not have OHIP coverage, please click here to contact our clinic before submitting your appointment request form.
Additional fees will apply and you will be required to pay over the phone by credit card.
Lactation support is not funded by any level of Canadian government. Your support helps us continue to offer the services for which it has become renowned – helping and supporting families to achieve their own breastfeeding goals. It also helps us to provide free support and resources via our website to families and health care providers unable to visit us in person.
Individual donations represent the single largest source of support for ibc. Thank you!
Donations can be made at canadianbreastfeedingfoundation.org. Please direct your donation (Fund/Designation) to ibc – The International Breastfeeding Centre.
Charitable tax receipts are available.