Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is normal. Women’s bodies are made to feed their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada, the Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Pediatric Society all agree that: Breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months, and sustained for up to two years or longer with appropriate complementary feeding – is important for the nutrition, immunologic protection, growth, and development of infants and toddlers.

Breastfeeding in Public Photo Contest  

Send us your photo of you breastfeeding in public within the Public Health Sudbury & Districts area. Get creative and use recognizable locations. We also encourage photos of you breastfeeding in public with your friends or family in the photo too!

Winning images will be featured at the Global Breastfeeding Challenge in October 2019 and might be used in future breastfeeding promotion campaigns.  Winners will be selected by members of the Sudbury & District Baby Friendly Initiative Network.

Contest runs from now until September 20, 2019

Download our contest entry form and guidelines: bit.ly/2GCLoD3 

Prizes

1st Prize: Science North Family membership

2nd Prize: $50 Twiggs gift card

3rd Prize: Children’s book pack

4th -12th Prize: $10 Twiggs gift card

Making an informed decision

We want to support you to make the best decisions for you and your baby. This information will help you make an informed decision about feeding your baby.

How do I breastfeed?

Breastfeeding is a new skill for you and your baby. We can help you learn how.

Frequently asked breastfeeding questions

You might have many questions about breastfeeding. These frequently-asked questions can help.

Breastfeeding supports and services

We provide many breastfeeding supports and services throughout Sudbury and the district.

What are my breastfeeding rights?

You have the right to breastfeed anywhere, anytime. We can help you with questions about your rights.

What is the Baby Friendly Initiative?

We are currently seeking our Baby-Friendly Initiative designation because we want to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.


This item was last modified on September 13, 2019