Welcome to the Doctors’ Breastfeeding Clinic Website
We are a patient centred clinic focused on helping mothers and babies with breastfeeding. Our goal is for you to meet your goal and have a successful breastfeeding experience
It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Dr Hwang as she leaves us to go south to the United States. We are happy to welcome Dr Trojan who has trained with Dr Manson over the past year.
Please look at our website and feel free to contact us for an appointment at (289) 233-1957
Recommendations for Exclusive Breastfeeding
World Health Organization
“Breastfeeding, and in particular exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life, ranks among the most effective interventions for improving child survival and health. While there are encouraging trends in breastfeeding rates in a few countries, global data show that less than 40 percent of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed today. This underachievement in turn contributes to the unnecessary deaths of over a million children each year – lives that could be saved if mothers and families were adequately encouraged and supported to breastfeed.”
Canadian Paediatric Society Recommendations
“The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life for healthy, term infants. Breast milk is the optimal food for infants and breastfeeding may continue for up to two years and beyond.”
“This recommendation proposed by the CPS Nutrition Committee and adopted by the Board of Directores in March 2005, extends the duration of exclusive breastfeeding from the former range of 4-6 months. It is also consistent with recently published recommendations from Health Canada and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding. These changes follow the World Health Organizations’s 2001 recommendation that exclusive breastfeeding continue for six months. The WHO defines exclusive breastfeeding as the practice of feeding only breast milk (including expressed breast milk) and allows the baby to receive vitamins, minerals or medicine. Water, breast milk subsitutes, other liquids and solid foods are excluded.”
American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations
“Pediatricians and parents should be aware that exclusive breastfeeding is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for approximately the first 6 months of life. and provides continuing protection against diarrhea and respiratory tract infections. Breastfeeding should be continued for at least the first year of life and beyond for as long as mutually desired by mother and child.”
Everybody agrees EXCLUSIVE breastfeeding is best for babies to six months! Breastfeeding with complementary foods is recommended beyond the first year of life.