Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Pregnancy and Before


Most parents in Simcoe Muskoka feed their babies breast milk to some degree. The definitions of infant feeding types can be found in the glossary. Breast milk has benefits for baby and for the breastfeeding parent. Health Canada and the World Health Organization recommend that breast milk should be the only food or drink for the first six months of life and should continue for two years or more with the gradual introduction of solid foods. For more information on this topic, please visit the health unit's website on breastfeeding.

This HealthSTATS section has data on the following:

Breastfeeding Intention

Breastfeeding Initiation

Breastfeeding Duration

Attitudes and beliefs about breastfeeding