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Breast milk is best for your baby.

Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, and the Dietitians of Canada recommend that you exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months and that you continue to breastfeed for up to 2 years or longer along with complementary foods.

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The benefits of breastfeeding

When it comes to feeding babies, nature knows what is best. So it is no surprise that there are plenty of significant advantages to breastfeeding your bundle of joy.

We can begin with the fact that breast milk naturally adapts to match the changing nutritional needs of your baby as he grows, which means that you do not have to worry about it. It also delivers important antibodies to your baby, to help prevent against illnesses, allergies, and infections. It is convenient, fresh, and always at the right temperature, and an environmentally-friendly feeding choice. What is not to love?

Other benefits of breastfeeding include faster recovery after pregnancy and delivery. And last, but absolutely by no means least, breastfeeding provides an ideal opportunity to bond with your infant. There is no feeling like holding a warm, soft baby against your skin as he feeds.

For more information, it is well-worth reading “10 Great Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby”, produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada.


Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations from Birth to Six Months. Health Canada. 2015.