Baby's First Year · Breastfeeding · Parenting · Pregnancy

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Babies sitting together in a row

In Canada, Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually on October 1-7th to promote the importance of breastfeeding. This year’s theme is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.”

Breastfeeding contributes to a healthier planet by….

  • being environmentally friendly, there is no packaging or waste
  • being low cost, convenient and readily available
  • reducing baby’s exposure to the effects of toxins in the environment
  • continuing to provide optimal nutrition for babies during an emergency or natural disaster
  • helping to protect babies and children from infections and strengthen their immunity.

Toronto Public Health offers the following supports to help you along your breastfeeding journey; a Public Health Nurse will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Visit the Toronto Public Health website for information, how to videos and tips on breastfeeding.

Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet!

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

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