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​​​​​Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI)

We will 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 will 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

We will follow the World Health Organization's International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes to protect families and staff from the commercial pressures of formula advertising.

We will work with community partners to provide a consistent message.​

Our Baby-Friendly Initiative policy is available upon request. All staff are familiar with this policy. 

All mothers are welcome to breastfeed anytime, anywhere. If privacy is needed, we will find you a space.


To learn more, call 519-753-4937 ext. 464 or e-mail childhealth@bchu.org.

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.

​The Health Unit will provide a copy of our breastfeeding policy in any language required by request. Please contact our Family Line at 519-753-4937 ext. 464 to submit a request.