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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

Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs for the first 6 months. Continue to offer breastmilk until your baby is 2 years old and older.
Starting Solids

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

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

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

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?

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.
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.
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.

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