Breast is Best Barrie
We, the undersigned, believe "breast is best" when it comes to feeding infants up to 6 months of age. The Canadian Paediatric Society agrees by recommending “...exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life for healthy, term infants. Breast milk is the optimal food for infants...” We believe Royal Victoria Hospital's (RVH) cutting of the lactation support services was short sighted as international studies have determined a “...significant association between lack of breastfeeding and higher use and cost of health care . . .” We are petitioning RVH to re-establish the lactation support services in the maternity ward.