This Version Posted: December 10, 2020

Breastfeeding is a learning experience for both baby and mother. It takes patience and practice, but it’s worth it!

Helping Your Baby to Breastfeed
  • hold baby skin-to-skin
  • offer baby the breast soon after birth and feed often
  • use baby-led latching (laid-back breastfeeding)
  • follow baby’s cues
  • learn how to hand express
  • avoid using pacifiers or artificial nipples
  • avoid using infant formula
  • room in with your baby after birth
Additional Resources:

Ten Valuable Tips for Successful Breastfeeding – Health Canada

To learn more about breastfeeding, call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577 and speak with a Family Health Nurse.