Peer Support – Buddy Match

Breastfeeding Support, on YOUR Terms

Breastfeeding Buddies are trained peer volunteers with diverse lived breastfeeding experience.  

You can text, call or email for support with your breastfeeding buddy match!

 

Breastfeeding Buddies:

Buddies provide evidence-based information & support when you need it.

All Breastfeeding Buddies have successfully completed an 18-hour breastfeeding course recognized by the World Health Organization

Each Breastfeeding Buddy has a minimum of 6 months lived breastfeeding experience.

Breastfeeding Buddy Match Request Form

‘Buddies’ are trained peer volunteers with personal breastfeeding experience who help connect breastfeeding mothers to community resources, current breastfeeding information and other breastfeeding moms.
To request a one on one buddy match please complete the following form and your buddy will be contacting you shortly!






Phone Call (Landline no text)Text MessageEmail




I am living on a limited income (e.g. I have had to visit a food bank, I sometimes don't have money for rent)I am living in unstable housing (e.g. I am on the waiting list for housing, I have stayed at a shelter)I am new to Canada (I have lived in Canada less than five years)I don't have many social supports (e.g. Family, friends, neighbours, community groups)Prefer not to answerNone of the above


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Grade 8High SchoolCollegeUniversityTrade School



Family/FriendRegion of Waterloo Public Health (Website, nurse, program)MidwifeObstetricianDoctor/Nurse PractitionerOntario EarlyOn Center/EarlyOn StaffGrand River HospitalCambridge Memorial HospitalBreastfeeding Buddies WebsiteMe Breastfeed WorkshopSocial Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Print Media (Poster, pamphlet, postcard)Other/Not Sure


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Birth to 3 Months3 to 6 Months6 to 12 MonthsOver 12 MonthsI have never breastfed a child


DoctorNurse PractitionerObstetricianMidwife


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