Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Achieving Your Breastfeeding Goals

About this Fact Sheet:

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.