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First Year

Last Reviewed: March 2017


Breast milk is the only food your baby needs for the first 6 months of life to grow and be healthy. Breastfed babies also need a daily vitamin D supplement in their first year of life.

Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed babies.  Continue breastfeeding until your baby is 2 years old or more. The longer you breastfeed, the better it is for you and your baby.

Once your baby is about 6 months old and consistently showing signs of readiness, you can start to offer him solid food.

Visit www.BreastfeedingInPeel.ca for helpful tips and instructional videos about breastfeeding.

For more information:
Region of Peel - Public Health
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216
To speak with a Public Health Nurse

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Revised: Wednesday June 28 2017


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