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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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A Video on Latching your Baby

A Video on Latching your Baby

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Latching your baby correctly is important for successful breastfeeding. Watch this video to learn more for latching on success for both you and your baby.
Creating a Healthy Emotional Attachment

Creating a Healthy Emotional Attachment

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

One of the key factors in raising a happy and confident child is building a strong, healthy emotional attachment by bonding with your baby.
Safety At Home in Baby's First Year

Safety At Home in Baby's First Year

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Too 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.
Coping with Crying

Coping with Crying

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Dealing with a crying baby day after day can be difficult, particularly when you're tired. So it's good to have a plan for coping.
Safe Sleeping

Safe Sleeping

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of a healthy baby under the age of one.
Learning to Latch

Learning to Latch

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Latching your baby onto the breast correctly is important for successful breastfeeding. Having your baby skin-to-skin with you is the ideal way to start.
Signs of a Good Feed

Signs of a Good Feed

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Wondering how to tell if your baby's had enough breast milk? Here's a list of signs that indicate a good feed.
A Video on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

A Video on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some 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!
A Video on Alternative Feeding Methods for Newborns

A Video on Alternative Feeding Methods for Newborns

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Here is a video on Cup Feeding and other Alternative Methods to help in the event you are not able to breastfeed. Supplements are not recommended for your newborn.
A Video on Breastfeeding Positions

A Video on Breastfeeding Positions

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Trying different breastfeeding positions, and changing positions when you need to, can help make the whole process easier and more successful. Here is a video that can help.

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