The benefits of breastfeeding

The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous for both baby and the mother. Breast milk is unique as it changes in order to better meet the needs as the baby grows.  Breastfeeding is recommended exclusively for the first 6 months.  After 6 months, breastfeeding can continue until the age of two along with the gradual introduction of solid foods.

Learn more

  • Consult the food section in the guide from the National Institute of public health for information on preparing and starting to breastfeed.  «A practical guide for parents from pregnancy to age two – From Tiny Tot to Toddler 2019»

Do you know the «route du lait» du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean?

  • Consult the interactive map to learn more and to know the list of merchants who have agreed to join the movement. You are welcome to breastfeed at these locations without obligation to purchase.

Need advice:

Contact a breastfeeding support organization.

CLSC  Fjord
418 544-3381, poste 5252

CLSC  Chicoutimi 
418 543-2221

CLSC   Jonquière
418 695-2572

418 669-2000, ext.  6243

Roberval Hospital
418 275-0110, ext. 2749

Dolbeau-Mistassini Hospital
Normandin : 418 276-1234, ext. 6314
Dolbeau-Mistassini: 418 274-1234, ext.  4290

Maison de naissance du Lac au Fjord
418 541-1166

Info-Santé & Info-Social

Triolait (Saguenay)
418 541-7095

Parensemble (Maria-Chapdeleine)
418 239-0339

418 275-5386, ext. 760

La Leche (Jonquière)
418 542-1081

Nourri-Source (Alma)
418 669-2000, ext. 6835

Éveil-Naissance (Roberval)
418 275-6581


This translation is made possible through the contribution from the English Community Organization – Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (ECO-02).