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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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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.
Coping With Changing Emotions for Partners

Coping With Changing Emotions for Partners

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Having a baby – especially your first – can change your life dramatically. And while lots of people focus on the mom, dads and partners have to cope with a whole new range of challenges, too.
Babies' Language Development from 9-12 Months

Babies' Language Development from 9-12 Months

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Language skills in nine to 12 month old babies tend to flourish rapidly.
Getting Back to Fully Breastfeeding

Getting Back to Fully Breastfeeding

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some mothers and babies have a difficult time when learning how to breastfeed, particularly in the first week.
Support for Single Parents in the First Year

Support for Single Parents in the First Year

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Raising a child can be challenging at the best of times. Doing it as a single parent is even more demanding, but help is available; don’t be afraid to ask.
Safe Drinking Water in Your Baby's First Year

Safe Drinking Water in Your Baby's First Year

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If your drinking water comes from a private well or other non-regulated source, ensure it's safe to drink.
Importance of Skin to Skin Contact

Importance of Skin to Skin Contact

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many mothers don't realize the importance of skin to skin contact right after birth. Skin-to-skin contact is even more effective than the traditional baby warmers used in hospitals.
Teething and Biting

Teething and Biting

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Being bitten by a nursing baby hurts! Does that mean you have to stop breastfeeding once your baby's teeth come in? Absolutely not.
Partner Support for Breastfeeding

Partner Support for Breastfeeding

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

There's a saying that it takes two to make a baby and a village to raise one. Partners and families can make the difference in a long list of areas - and breastfeeding is no exception.
Get Started on Expressing Breastmilk

Get Started on Expressing Breastmilk

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Learning to do hand expression in the first three to four days after your baby is born is important.

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