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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 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!
Video About the First 6 to 8 Weeks at Home with Baby

Video About the First 6 to 8 Weeks at Home with Baby

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Caring for your baby is a full‑time job. Watch this video to learn more.
Baby's First Breastmilk - Colostrum

Baby's First Breastmilk - Colostrum

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Colostrum, often called 'liquid gold', is your baby's first milk. Your breasts make colostrum from about the middle of your pregnancy until your baby's a few days old.
Your Milk Supply

Your Milk Supply

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many mothers worry they're not producing enough milk, particularly after the first few weeks.
Managing Engorgement

Managing Engorgement

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Three to five days after giving birth, your milk supply increases. That can cause engorgement. So can a missed feeding.
Getting Comfortable With Breastfeeding in Public

Getting Comfortable With Breastfeeding in Public

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

More and more women are breastfeeding in public these days, but if you’re just starting out, you might be uncomfortable.
Early Tests and Treatments for Newborns

Early Tests and Treatments for Newborns

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Shortly after your baby is born, healthcare providers will do a few routine tests and procedures. Here's what you can expect.
Physical Activity for Babies in the First Year

Physical Activity for Babies in the First Year

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Babies are happier and healthier when they move around. Here are some tips for helping your baby enjoy being active.
Immunization in Your Baby's First Year

Immunization in Your Baby's First Year

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Immunization is the best way to protect your baby from a long list of serious diseases. Without it, your child could get very sick.
Importance of Tummy Time for Babies' Development

Importance of Tummy Time for Babies' Development

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

When babies experience tummy time they are laid on their stomachs or sides while awake.

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