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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 breastfeed successfully. If you are looking for help, reassurance, or want to make sure your baby is feeding well, we can help for free.

For a list of local, regional and telephone supports available for breastfeeding, please see Breastfeeding support below.

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