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Breastfeeding provides the very best food for babies to six months of age, and for young children up to two years and older, with the addition of age-appropriate foods. As the person who provides breast milk, you also benefit. You will be less likely to have serious illnesses, such as breast and ovarian cancers or diabetes. Breastfeeding can also help you with contraception and spacing pregnancies.

You are an important part of the health-care team. Speaking with members of the health-care team will help you get the information you need to understand any changes in your health and what it means for your situation. These changes are known as care transitions. Do not be afraid to ask questions so you know what to expect.

Many older adults have problems with shortness of breath.
If you are over the age of 40 and are a smoker you may be at risk for developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Les infirmières et autres fournisseurs de soins de santé veulent que vous sachiez qu'ils peuvent vous aider à composer avec une grave menace pour votre santé : les mauvais traitements et la négligence. Saviez-vous que les signes d'abus et de négligence ne sont pas toujours faciles à repérer? Vous pourriez être maltraité sans même le savoir. C'est pourquoi il est important d'en discuter avec une infirmière ou un fournisseur de soins de santé spécialisé.

When children eat well and are active every day, they will be healthier now and in the future.
Making wise food choices is important for good health in both children and adults. Healthy eating habits that children learn in their early years will last a lifetime.

Be a role model for your child. All family members should follow Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating when planning meals.

Based on original guideline from 2005.