October 1, 2019If you're just starting out, you might be wondering how much breastfeeding is enough for your baby. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Babies don't come with instruction manuals. But parents and healthcare professionals have learned a lot about the best ways to care for and nurture little ones.
Here's the latest advice and information to help you through the first 12 months.
October 1, 2019What happens if you need to take medicine while you're breastfeeding? What about herbal products?
October 1, 2019Wondering how to tell if your baby's had enough breast milk? Here's a list of signs that indicate a good feed.
October 1, 2019Breastfeeding alone can provide all the nutrients your baby needs for the first six months – with one notable exception.
July 5, 2019Too many children die every year from preventable injuries in British Columbia and many of these happen at home. Reduce the risk by following these tips.
January 30, 2018If you have a baby boy, you may be wondering about circumcision.
January 30, 2018Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of a healthy baby under the age of one.
January 30, 2018Ideally, babies should get all their nutrition from breastfeeding for the first six months.
January 29, 2018Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs for the first 6 months. Breastfeeding can continue even after starting solid foods until 12 months and beyond.
January 29, 2018A food allergy occurs when the body mistakes a food as harmful. An allergic reaction is the body’s immune system fighting back.
January 26, 2018The first time your baby gets a cold, fever or upset stomach, it's normal to worry. But learning how to deal with them, can help you breathe easier.
January 18, 2018Babies develop and grow in a very short time. Here's what you can expect in terms of infant development from birth to six months of age.
August 4, 2013When your baby’s ready for more than breast milk, start introducing foods rich in iron.
August 14, 2013Some women choose to express breast milk by hand – which can be done almost anywhere. Here's a useful video to help you with the basics!
January 25, 2018By the age of nine to 12 months, your baby has developed a distinct personality and can demonstrate many emotions. Here's what you can expect.
January 24, 2018As your baby grows, he or she will get better at learning to think - This is cognitive development.
August 6, 2013Once you start giving your baby solid foods, it's important to know which foods can be dangerous. Here's some advice about what to avoid and how to practice food safety for babies.
August 13, 2013The first six months is an important period in your baby’s social and emotional development.
January 24, 2018Babies between six and nine months grow and develop rapidly and it’s so much fun to witness!
August 10, 2013Learning to do hand expression in the first three to four days after your baby is born is important.
July 16, 2019Parenting a young child can bring on a variety of emotions and challenges, some good and some difficult, and the potential for a parent’s health to deteriorate because of these stressors is high. Physical activity is a great stress reliever and it helps our bodies to keep up with our busy lives.
August 28, 2018What do running, jumping, and throwing have in common? They are all things that kids love to do, and at the same time are key building blocks for being physically active for life.
October 24, 2017Babies can fuss when you put them to bed, they can wake up often in the night, and they can cry more than you ever imagined. The sleeping arrangements you choose are very important for giving your baby the safest sleep possible. Your health care professional is ready to help!
October 18, 2017Sharing a bed with your baby can be risky. But if you choose to bedshare, learn what to do to make it as safely as possible for your baby.
October 10, 2017Making the transition to a vegan lifestyle as an adult has its challenges. Embarking on this journey with a baby or toddler adds a whole other dimension! This information can help.
October 4, 2016We all play a role in supporting breastfeeding – family, friends and even society as a whole. Here’s a look at five settings and groups where you can have an impact. Where do you fit in? What can you do to help?
October 21, 2015Can women breastfeed at work? Of course! Read on for an account of one woman’s personal experience in making the transition back to work while continuing to breastfeed her baby.
May 19, 2015Do allergies run in your family? If so, your baby has a higher risk of developing a food allergy. Read on to learn about the current advice for reducing the risk.
October 1, 2013October 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week. Learn why it's so important for both mom and baby to breastfeed and why it's best to have some help along the way.
July 12, 2012Infants and children who are vomiting and have diarrhea can quickly progress to dangerous levels of dehydration. Here are some tips about seeking help and hydration.