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Making an Informed Decision on How to Feed Your Baby

This is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. The information on this website will help you make an informed decision. It is important to start breastfeeding shortly after birth as it may be challenging if you decide to start later. Also, if you stop breastfeeding at any time, it may be difficult to restart.

Importance of Breastfeeding

Breast milk, or human milk, is naturally made for babies. It is all that a baby needs for the first six months and continues to be important for up to two years and beyond. Babies can start foods at approximately six months of age.

Why Breastfeeding is Important

Consequences of Not Breastfeeding (Using Infant Formula)

Birth Control for New Mothers

Resources:

10 Great Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby - Public Health Agency of Canada

For more information about feeding your baby, contact a Family Health Nurse at the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.