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Pregnancy and Before

Breastfeeding

Today, most women are breastfeeding their babies. Breast milk is the best food you can offer your baby and it is the easiest milk for them to digest. Health Canada and the World Health Organization recommend that breast milk should be the only food or drink for the first 6 months of life and after that breastfeeding should continue - with the gradual introduction of solid foods - for 2 years and more. For more information on this topic, please visit the health unit's website on breastfeeding.

This HealthSTATS section has data on the following:

Breastfeeding Intention

Breastfeeding Initiation

Breastfeeding Duration

Attitudes and beliefs about breastfeeding