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Breastfeeding is best

The miracle baby food made by you

It's the perfect food for your perfect baby, and it's made just by you. Breast milk. Amazing nourishment your body naturally makes, giving your little one everything he needs to grow healthy and strong each and every day. Breast milk provides the best source of nourishment for your baby because it:

  • Contains the perfect balance of nutrients¥
  • Contributes antibodies to protect your baby from disease and illness
  • Changes to meet the nutritional needs of your baby during each feeding and as your baby grows

The amazing benefits of breast milk don't end there. For as many reasons as breast milk is best for baby, there are also a number of reasons breastfeeding is best for mom:

  • Your uterus may return to its normal, pre-pregnancy size faster
  • It's convenient and it's free; breastfeeding can be done anytime and anywhere, with virtually no equipment and no expense to mom

Breast milk is the most nutritionally complete food you can give your baby. That's why experts recommend breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months and sustained breastfeeding for up to two years or longer with appropriate complementary feeding.

Only you can decide how to feed your baby. Talk to your physician and the people you trust. Get the information you need, and feel good about every decision you make because you'll always do what's best for your baby. After all, only the best is good enough.

Our commitment to supporting optimal infant nutrition

Nestlé supports the position of Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Dietitians of Canada and Breastfeeding Committee for Canada on infant nutrition. Their joint position is outlined in the document entitled Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants, which states “breastfeeding - exclusively for the first six months, and sustained for up to two years or longer with appropriate complementary feeding – is important for the nutrition, immunologic protection, growth, and development of infants and toddlers”. The document also encourages the feeding of expressed breast milk to infants. For babies not exclusively fed breast milk, infant formula is recommended as the only safe and appropriate alternative to meet babies’ nutritional needs. In addition, Nestlé complies with all legislation, including the Food and Drugs Act, Food and Drug Regulations, and the Competition Act, that regulate the infant formula industry here in Canada.

Like Canada, most industrialized countries have specific codes or legislation about infant nutrition and care. Nestlé fully meets all Canadian regulations and respects the specific codes and legislation of other countries. We are committed to supporting the principles of the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes as implemented by national governments world-wide.

For more information on Nestlé's position on breastfeeding, please visit our Nestlé Baby Milk website.

Nestlé encourages breastfeeding

At Nestlé we encourage you to breastfeed your baby as long as possible, with consideration for your life circumstances. Your decision on how to nourish your baby is deeply personal. This decision should be based on accurate information, and a supportive community. For this reason, Nestlé supports healthcare professionals and the implementation of the Baby Friendly Initiative in hospitals and community health services. If you choose to supplement or discontinue breastfeeding, experts agree that infant formula is the next best alternative to breast milk.

We support the choice of our staff

At Nestlé, we support the choice to breastfeed with every one of our new moms through a number of programs. In Canada, Nestlé employees have access to a comprehensive employee and health benefits plan to support their growing families*.

"The information on this site is intended for Canadian residents only."

¥All breastfed, full-term infants in Canada should receive a daily vitamin D supplement of 10 ug (400 IU).

*If you are a Nestlé employee, please contact the Company’s Health Benefits Provider for more information.