Our prenatal breastfeeding course is a free, 2-hour class instructed by a Healthy Families Public Health Nurse. It is designed to give women and their partners the information they need to breastfeed successfully.
Feeding Your Baby
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Your right to breastfeed anywhere, anytime is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
This article covers what you can eat when you're breastfeeding, alcohol use during pregnancy and medication.
According to Health Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society (2014), it’s recommended to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months with appropriate introduction of solid foods. Continued breastfeeding is encouraged for up to two years or longer.
If you have a question about formula feeding your baby, please call the Healthy Families Hotline at 519-258-2146, ext. 1350. Thank you.
The Baby-Friendly™ Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991.