Health Canada recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and continued breastfeeding for up to two years and beyond. Breastmilk is the ideal food for newborns and infants. It is safe; it gives babies the nutrients they need for healthy development and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses.
A public health nurse certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultants provides one-on-one information and support at a confidential clinic appointment. To make a referral, please call our Child & Babytalk Phone Line.
KFL&A Public Health has achieved Baby-Friendly designation. Baby-Friendly designation is an important organizational achievement; it reflects a supportive breastfeeding culture across the continuum of services, and it encourages the promotion and sharing of evidence-based information. For more information, visit the general Baby-Friendly Initiative page
or call the Child & Babytalk Phone Line.
If your organization is interested in becoming designated as Baby-Friendly, please contact Melissa Demers at 613-549-1232, ext 1657.