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.

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 October 24, 2023