Volunteering With Breastfeeding Buddies

Are you interested in becoming a Breastfeeding Buddy?

Our program trains new peer breastfeeding volunteers twice a year in Spring/Fall based on our current funding.

At this time applications for the next training are being accepted.  Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted to start the onboarding process.

All volunteers must have a minimum of 6 months personal breastfeeding experience, and must reside in Waterloo Region.

Please note there are a limited number of training spots, so not all applicants are guaranteed a spot.

The 3 day training is free and full attendance is mandatory.

Free limited childcare is provided, and babies in arms are welcome in the training room.

Next Training Date: TBD

Volunteer Application Form

To apply to become a breastfeeding buddy please fill out and submit the from below.







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Grade 8High SchoolCollegeUniversityTrade School



Family/FriendRegion of Waterloo Public Health (Website, nurse, program)MidwifeObstetricianDoctor/Nurse PractitionerOntario EarlyOn CenterGrand River HospitalCambridge Memorial HospitalHad a Breastfeeding BuddyAttended the Me Breastfeed WorkshopAttended the Baby & Me Breastfeeding Drop InBreastfeeding Buddies WebsiteBreastfeeding Buddies Facebook PageNone of the Above























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0 to 3 Months3 to 6 Months6 to 12 Months12 to 24 MonthsOver 24 MonthsI did not breastfeed


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0 to 3 Months3 to 6 Months6 to 12 Months12 to 24 MonthsOver 24 MonthsI did not breastfeed/I have one child


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0 to 3 Months3 to 6 Months6 to 12 Months12 to 24 MonthsOver 24 MonthsI did not breastfeed/I do not have three children


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0 to 3 Months3 to 6 Months6 to 12 Months12 to 24 MonthsOver 24 MonthsI did not breastfeed/I do not have four children


Pre-mature BirthCesarean SectionTwinsPostpartum Depression/AnxietyNipple ConfusionLow Milk SupplyHigh Milk SupplyHigh Needs Baby (Fussy or colicky)Poor LatchSore/Cracked/Bleeding NipplesPlugged DuctsMastitisSlow Weight GainBitingLack of breastfeeding support (Family, friends, partner)Nursing Strike (Baby refuses to nurse)Tongue TieIllness/Surgery (Child)Allergy (Child)Cleft LipCleft PalateSleepy BabyJaundicePumpingThrush (Yeast)Breast ImplantsBreast ReductionMilk StorageProblems Labour/DeliveryReturning to Work/School (While Breastfeeding)




I am living on a limited income (I have had to visit food banks, I sometimes don't have money for rent)I am living in unstable housing (I am on a waiting list for 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 (Family, friends, neighbours, community groups)Single parenthoodIllness/Health condition (Mother)Surgery (Mother)Mental HealthAddiction or Substance UseDomestic Violence/AbuseI prefer not to answerNone of the above



Family/FriendsPhysicianMidwifeAttended the Me Breastfeed WorkshopCambridge Memorial Hospital Breastfeeding Buddies ProgramAttended Breastfeeding Buddies Baby & Me Drop In Group(s)Had a Breastfeeding BuddyLa Leche LeagueLactation ConsultantPublic Health Phone or Home VisitCommunity Support Site (Pre-Natal Nutrition, Busy Babies, Circle of Families, Playgroup, Breastfeeding Site)None of the above


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