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Health Topics - Breastfeeding

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit promotes breastfeeding as the best way to feed babies. The World Health Organization, Health Canada, Dietitians of Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario all recommend that baby should receive nothing but breast milk – not even water – for the first six months. Your baby will also need a daily vitamin D supplement during their first year of life. Continue to breastfeed until your baby is two years old or more. The longer you breastfeed, the more benefits you and your baby get.