Southern Health-Santé Sud believes breastfeeding and chestfeeding is good for the health of the population as a whole. We protect, support, and promote breastfeeding through our contact with parents and their infants, as well as with groups and communities. Many health authorities including, the World Health Organization, the Canadian Pediatric Society and Health Canada recommend that:

  • Babies be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months
  • Begin offering nutritious solid foods at 6 months of age
  • Breastfeeding continues for 2 years or longer

breastfeedingFor information and support, contact your local Public Health Nurse. Breastfeeding support is available 24 hours a day through the provincial hotline 204-788-8667 or toll free at Health Links-Info Santé 888-315-9257.

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