Breastfeeding · Parenting

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Four babies sitting holding small globes

Did you know October 1-7th is breastfeeding week in Canada?  To celebrate, Toronto Public Health is launching a new campaign  “Breastfeeding: A way to Care for Our Future.”  This campaign reminds us that breastfeeding is one way to care for ourselves and the world we live in by improving the health and well-being of parents and children, reducing poverty, and helping the environment.

Here’s how…

Helping the Environment

  • No waste
  • No utilities required
  • No emissions from transport trucks
  • Sustainable
  • Natural source of nutrition

Reducing Poverty

  • Breastfeeding is economical
  • No equipment needed
  • Breastfeeding gives every child the best start in life

Breastfeeding will help protect a child from:

  • Ear infections, cough and colds and bowel disease
  • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Some childhood cancers and diabetes
  • Being overweight or obese
  • The effects of toxins in the environment

Breastfeeding will help protect mother from:

  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Diabetes

Join us in celebrating this year’s World Breastfeeding Week by sharing our messages!

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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