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Breastfeeding Your Baby

Babies don't get to choose whether they are breastfed, but you do.

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 Feeding baby section 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: Friday November 29 2019

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