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Healthy Eating For Your Baby

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Healthy Eating For Your Baby

Health experts agree that exclusive breastfeeding  for the first six months of life is best for your baby and you. Visit the Canadian Paediatric Society’s Caring for Kids site to find answers to common breastfeeding questions.

If you are seeking local breastfeeding support please call the FamilyHealthline at 743-1000 to speak to a Public Health Nurse or visit the breastfeeding section of the PCCHU website.

Staying Healthy While Breastfeeding provides information to help you continue to eat well for you and your baby.

Vitamin D
All babies need Vitamin D.   Deficiency of this nutrient can lead to a bone disease called rickets. Vitamin D is already added to infant formula.  Babies who are breastfed or partially breastfed should receive a vitamin D supplement of 10µg (400 IU) per day. When your baby starts getting enough vitamin D from other foods, you can stop giving the supplement.

Are You thinking of using Infant Formula?

For information on safely preparing, feeding, and storing infant formula please visit this webpage – “Using Infant Formula”

Help is available. If you have questions or concerns about feeding your baby, or growing child you can speak to a Public Health Nurse on the Family HEALTHline at 705-743-1000.

Last modified on May 02, 2017

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