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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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Understanding Flat Spots on Babies' Heads

Understanding Flat Spots on Babies' Heads

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

It's not uncommon for babies to have flat spots on their heads. And there are some things you can do to help.
Early Disease Screening for Newborn

Early Disease Screening for Newborn

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Early disease newborn screening is a quick blood test that detects a number of treatable, rare disorders in babies.
 Babies' Language Development from 0-6 Months

Babies' Language Development from 0-6 Months

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Here are some language development milestones that you can expect during the first six months.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breastfeeding

Frequently Asked Questions About Breastfeeding

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some women find breastfeeding easy, while others encounter challenges. Most new moms, however, have questions about breastfeeding.
Understanding Jaundice in Newborn Babies

Understanding Jaundice in Newborn Babies

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Jaundice is a condition that all new parents should be aware of - it appears in about half of all full term babies and about three quarters of preterm babies.
Flat or Inverted Nipples

Flat or Inverted Nipples

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If your nipples are flat or inverted, breastfeeding may be a little more challenging. Don’t worry. Most babies will learn to latch on anyway.
Tips for Soothing

Tips for Soothing

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Babies generally cry because they're hungry, uncomfortable, sick, hurt or looking for affection. But sometimes, you can try everything and your baby won't stop crying.
Breastfeeding Positions

Breastfeeding Positions

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

The most important thing to consider when you breastfeed is comfort - yours and the baby's.
Importance of Breastfeeding

Importance of Breastfeeding

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Breastfeeding is not only the best thing for your baby. It's also good for you - and even for the environment.
Vitamin D Supplements for Breastfeeding Babies

Vitamin D Supplements for Breastfeeding Babies

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Breastfeeding alone can provide all the nutrients your baby needs for the first six months – with one notable exception.

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