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Feeding Your Baby - Making an Informed Decision

How you are going to feed your baby is an important decision. 

Most families decide how they will feed their baby before they become pregnant, or very early in pregnancy. You will make more decisions on how and what to feed your child as they grow. Informed decisions occur when you have all the information you need, and the information is factual and not influenced by for-profit companies. Health care professionals will give you the information and support you need to make an informed decision.


To help you make an informed decision, you can talk to a health care professional about:

  • Your thoughts, feelings, and questions
  • The importance of breastfeeding and the health consequences if not breastfeeding
  • The risks and costs of using formula
  • How it may be difficult to reverse the decision once breastfeeding is stopped

For more information on breastfeeding and services in Simcoe Muskoka, please contact your health care provider or contact Health Connection by calling 1-705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by email or connect with us wherever you are on Facebook or Twitter.

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