Breastfeeding · Parenting · Pregnancy

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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In Canada, Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually on October 1-7th to promote the importance of breastfeeding. The slogan this year is Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.

Breastfeeding provides the foundation for good health for mothers and babies.

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 helps 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 helps protect mother from:

  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Diabetes

Help us celebrate World Breastfeeding Week by sharing these messages with family and friends.

For more information about breastfeeding, connect with a Public Health Nurse via eChat or call (416) 338-7600.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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