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How Do I Feed My Baby When We Go Out?

It is easy to breastfeed your baby when you go out.  Most people will not even notice that you are feeding your baby.  Choose a comfortable place where you can relax.  Many shopping malls and large department stores have a room where you can feed and change your baby with more privacy if you wish.  Breastfeeding is not recommended in washrooms.

To become comfortable with feeding when you go out:

  • Wear clothes that pull up from the waist or undo at the front.
  • Practice feeding at home, in front of a mirror.
  • Take a friend or family member with you, or bring something along to look at or read.

Canada's Human Rights Code protects a woman's right to breastfeed wherever and whenever she chooses.