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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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Babies' Social and Emotional Development from 0-6 Months

Babies' Social and Emotional Development from 0-6 Months

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The first six months is an important period in your baby’s social and emotional development.
Safe Chairs for Babies in the First Year

Safe Chairs for Babies in the First Year

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your baby needs a safe chair that's right for his or her age and size, especially once you start introducing solid foods.
Parenting With Your Partner

Parenting With Your Partner

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Once you've had a baby, you and your partner will be facing new challenges - and it's important that you work as a team.
Pumping Breast Milk

Pumping Breast Milk

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Once you have your breastfeeding routine well established you may want to introduce an occasional cup or bottle of breast milk.
Experiencing Let-Down Reflex

Experiencing Let-Down Reflex

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Let down is the release of milk into milk ducts in your breast. It usually happens when your baby sucks.
How Often and How Long to Feed

How Often and How Long to Feed

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you're just starting out, you might be wondering how much breastfeeding is enough for your baby. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Beverages for Babies In Their First Year

Beverages for Babies In Their First Year

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

At about six months, you can teach your baby to drink from a cup. Use a lidless, two handled cup instead of a sip cup.
Getting Started and Feeding Cues

Getting Started and Feeding Cues

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If this is your first time breastfeeding, it may take some practice before you feel confident. Here are some tips to get you off to a good start.
Common Breastfeeding Concerns

Common Breastfeeding Concerns

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

There are many myths and misconceptions about breastfeeding. Don't let them discourage you. The truth is, almost all women can breastfeed after giving birth.
Risks and Concerns Around Bedsharing

Risks and Concerns Around Bedsharing

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your bed can be a great place to breastfeed, snuggle and bond with your baby while you're awake. But when you get sleepy, it's time for your baby to move to his or her own crib.

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