Breast For Baby!
Breast milk is the natural food for your baby/child. It contains everything your child needs.
Breastfeeding is the normal way for you to nurture your baby. Research shows that breastfeeding helps in the healthy growth and development of children.
Health Canada recommends mothers:
Feed their babies only breast milk for the first six months of life.
Start to introduce nutrient-rich solid foods to a baby at six months of age. Foods that are rich in iron, such as infant cereal, are especially encouraged.
- Continue breastfeeding for two years and beyond.
Family Health staff can answer any further questions you have about feeding your baby. Call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 for more details.
The Health Unit supports the World Health Organization's Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI). BFI is a global strategy to protect, promote and support breastfeeding all around the world. The Health Unit provides a comfortable environment for breastfeeding and provides support to parents to make informed decisions about feeding their children. We are working towards making our communities Baby-Friendly. For more information on BFI, call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.
Preparation for Breastfeeding Class - The Health Unit offers a free class to
information, tips and support on breastfeeding for all expectant
parents, whether this is your first, second or third breastfeeding
Contact the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 for more information and to
register or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breastfeeding Clinics/Support - nurses at all four Health Unit office locations offer breastfeeding support and help through classes, clinics, home visits and by phone. Call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 for more information.