How you feed your baby is a personal decision and each parent’s experience is unique. Call Health Connection to speak to a Public Health Nurse to explore your options and have your questions answered.
Importance of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is important for your baby.
Breastfeeding is the biologically natural way to provide infants with the nutrition they need for healthy growth and development. Health Canada recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months, with continued breastfeeding for up to two years and beyond.1
is the perfect food that you make for your baby
has exactly what your baby needs to grow and develop
changes to meet your baby’s growing needs
is easily digested by your baby
increases success in school, according to the research
contains many antibodies that can protect your baby from illness, disease and development of allergies
is readily available and is always the right temperature. No preparation or heating required
We offer many types of breastfeeding supports for you and your baby.
Infant Growth/Development and Breastfeeding Drop-ins
1Canadian Paediatric Society's Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee (CPS), Dietitians of Canada (DC), Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and Health Canada (HC). (2012, October 31). Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations from Birth to Six Months. Retrieved from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/recom/index-eng.php