Peer Support – Buddy Match

Breastfeeding Support, on YOUR Terms

Breastfeeding Buddies are trained peer volunteers with diverse lived breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and pumping experiences.  

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, chestfeeding, or pumping experience.

Breastfeeding Buddy Match Request Form

‘Buddies’ are trained peer volunteers with personal breastfeeding experience who help connect breastfeeding or chestfeeding parents to community resources, current breastfeeding information and other breastfeeding moms/families. Due to current funding, our 1:1 peer match service is available to parents within Canada. If you are located outside of Canada and looking for breastfeeding support- our VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING is open to all participants, worldwide.
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

    FemaleMaleTransgenderTwo-spiritIntersexDo not knowAnother (please specify)

    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

    Waterloo RegionGuelph-WellingtonLambtonGTAHamilton/NiagaraOttawa/Northern OntarioOther

    CambridgeKitchenerWaterlooNorth Dumfries (e.g., Ayr, Roseville)Wellesley (e.g., Linwood, St. Clements, Wellesley)Wilmot (e.g., Baden, New Dundee, New Hamburg)Woolwich (e.g., Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St. Jacobs)


    First Nations/Indigenous (e.g., Inuit, Métis)Asian – East (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean)Asian – South (e.g., Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan)Asian – South East (e.g., Malaysian, Filipino, Vietnamese)Black – African (e.g., Ghanaian, Kenyan, Somalian)Black – Caribbean (e.g., Barbadian, Jamaican)Black – North American (e.g., Canadian, American)Indian – Caribbean (e.g., Guyanese with origins in India)Latin American (e.g., Argentinean, Chilean, Salvadorian)Middle Eastern (e.g., Egyptian, Iranian, Lebanese)White European (e.g., English, Italian, German, Portuguese)White North American (e.g., Canadian, American)Mixed heritage (e.g., Black-African and White-North American)Do not knowAnother, please specify

    ---Grade 8High SchoolCollegeUniversityTrade School

    Family/FriendRegion of Waterloo Public Health (Website, nurse, program)MidwifeObstetricianDoctor/Nurse PractitionerOntario EarlyOn Center/EarlyOn StaffGrand River HospitalCambridge Memorial HospitalCommunity Healthcaring KWBreastfeeding Buddies WebsiteNorth/West Lambton CHCGuelph CHCMe Breastfeed WorkshopSocial Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Print Media (Poster, pamphlet, postcard)Breastfeeding Buddies Phone CallOther/Not Sure


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

    DoctorNurse PractitionerObstetricianMidwife


    Please note: Information that you share here is used in-office by Breastfeeding Buddies Staff to pair you with one of our volunteers. Our peer volunteers receive only your contact information and specific circumstances (ie. expecting twins, upcoming due date, language requests, etc). Any additional details that you choose to share with your match will be at your discretion during your initial conversation.