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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.

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Breastfeeding - Learning the Basics

Breastfeeding - Learning the Basics

January 4, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

Breast milk provides all the nutrients your baby needs for the first six months after birth.

Starting Solids

December 21, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Introducing solids to your baby can be fun especially with all the funny faces they make. You should start introducing solids when your baby is six months of age as a complement to your breastmilk.

Encouraging a Healthy Sleep Schedule for Babies

April 15, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Putting a baby to sleep is sometimes not an easy task. Some babies are naturally better sleepers than others. Here are some tips on helping you and you baby establish a healthy sleep schedule.

Early Detection of Liver Disease in Newborns

June 11, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Biliary atresia is a rare, but highly treatable liver disease that new parents should be aware of. Learn more about the disease and how to detect the symptoms.

Oral Care for Your Baby

March 31, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Babies’ teeth usually start coming in around six months of age. Baby teeth are very important and your baby needs your help taking care of them.

Can Cloth Diapers Work for Your Family?

March 17, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many expectant and new parents wonder about using cloth diapers for their baby. Here's what to consider when choosing a cloth diapers, the types of services and the benefits.
How to Choose, Prepare and Store Infant Formula

How to Choose, Prepare and Store Infant Formula

March 15, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Breastmilk 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.
What You Need To Know About Supplementing Your Baby with Formula

What You Need To Know About Supplementing Your Baby with Formula

January 5, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Ideally, babies should get all their nutrition from breastfeeding for the first six months.
All About Supplementing

All About Supplementing

January 5, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Making the decision to supplement is an important one - sometimes it’s medically necessary.
A Video on Breastfeeding and Skin-to-Skin Contact

A Video on Breastfeeding and Skin-to-Skin Contact

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Watch this video to learn more about the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the first few hours after the birth of your baby.

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