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Breastfeeding

The Brant County Health Unit promises to support families in making an informed decision about infant feeding. All families will be supported no matter how they decide to feed their baby.

We promise to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

We support Health Canada's guidelines to:

  • Recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.

  • Support continued breastfeeding for up to two years and beyond with the addition of age-appropriate family foods at six months.

By learning  about breastfeeding and getting support, most women can breastfeeding successfully. If you are looking for help, reassurance, or want to make sure your baby is feeding well, we can help for free.

Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed a baby. Breastmilk is all the food your baby needs for the first six months. At around six months, introduce iron-rich foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years and beyond.

 

Speak with a public health nurse
519-753-4937 ext. 464
childhealth@bchu.org
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.