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Last Reviewed: April 2017

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Breastfeeding Your Baby

Babies don't get to choose whether they are breastfed, but you do. Get all the facts you need - make an informed decision.

Although breastfeeding is the normal way to feed your baby, it is a skill that both you and your baby may need time to learn.

Visit our Breastfeeding website for information about breastfeeding in the first weeks to help you and your baby get off to a good start.

Breastfeeding shouldn't be painful. Call your health care provider for help with breastfeeding immediately if:

  • You have difficulty latching your baby
  • You have nipple pain and/or damage
  • Your breasts are engorged (hard) and you can't soften them
  • You have a fever and/or a red, painful area on your breast

We offer breastfeeding help and support


We're here to help you enjoy and benefit from breastfeeding for the first two years or more, or as long as you wish.

Speak with a Peel Public Health Nurse
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216

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Revised: Wednesday June 28 2017


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