Child & Family Health

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed your baby

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. 

Announcement

Breastfeeding clinic locations map

NEW Additional Day at Etobicoke Civic Centre Breastfeeding Clinic

Questions about breastfeeding? Clinic is opened on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pmNo appointment needed.  

See other breastfeeding clinic dates and locations.  

Tip of the month

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Your baby's latch

Having a good latch will help you make enough breast milk and help your baby to breastfeed well. It will also help prevent pain when breastfeeding.  

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