Ontario newborns and their families will soon benefit from enhanced breastfeeding supports, helping ensure that every woman who wants breastfeeding support can get it.
Breastfeeding helps to encourage healthy development and can reduce the likelihood of overweight and obesity in adolescence and adulthood. As part of Ontario's Healthy Kids Strategy, the government is investing more than $2.5 million to help families give their infants a sound nutritional start by:
These initiatives fulfill recommendations made by the Healthy Kids Panel.
Giving Ontario's children the healthiest start in life helps deliver on our Action Plan for Health Care to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
We’re helping moms to breastfeed with round-the-clock telephone support and expert help from hospitals and community health providers. Breastfeeding promotes closeness between mom and baby, helps protect against illness, and sets babies on the path to leading healthy lives right from the start.”
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
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