Child & Family Health

A couple with a baby, a woman nursing a baby and a toddler cuddle with a woman


Breast milk is all the food your baby needs for the first 6 months. You may want to continue to breastfeed your baby for 2 years or longer.

At Toronto Public Health we promise to support you as you feed your baby. 

Tip of the month

Three small bottles of milk

Expressing Breast Milk

Hand expression takes time to learn but will become easier and faster as you practice. It involves no cost, is always available and can be done anytime, anywhere.


*  Breastfeeding/breast milk are also known as chestfeeding/ chest milk respectively.