August 11, 2013Breastfeeding is not only the best thing for your baby. It's also good for you - and even for the environment.
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.
August 11, 2013Having 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.
August 11, 2013Language skills in nine to 12 month old babies tend to flourish rapidly.
August 11, 2013Some mothers and babies have a difficult time when learning how to breastfeed, particularly in the first week.
August 11, 2013Raising 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.
August 11, 2013If your drinking water comes from a private well or other non-regulated source, ensure it's safe to drink.
August 11, 2013Many 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.
August 10, 2013Being bitten by a nursing baby hurts! Does that mean you have to stop breastfeeding once your baby's teeth come in? Absolutely not.
August 10, 2013There'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.
August 10, 2013Learning to do hand expression in the first three to four days after your baby is born is important.
August 10, 2013Choking is another thing you have to keep in mind when your baby starts on solid foods. Here are some safety precautions.
August 7, 2013Babies have delicate, sensitive skin that is easily damaged by the sun, even on cloudy or overcast days.
August 10, 2013Baby equipment can be helpful, but it’s important to ensure the items are safe before you use them.
August 4, 2013Milk ducts are the channels in your breast that milk flows through to get to the nipple. If a duct gets plugged the best thing to do is keep breastfeeding.
January 29, 2018A food allergy occurs when the body mistakes a food as harmful. An allergic reaction is the body’s immune system fighting back.
August 3, 2013Welcoming a new baby into your life can be exhausting, and breastfeeding takes time to learn.
August 12, 2013Jaundice 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.
August 13, 2013Your baby needs a safe chair that's right for his or her age and size, especially once you start introducing solid foods.
August 7, 2013It's important to babyproof your home - before your little one is crawling. They can find themselves in harm's way very quickly.
August 12, 2013If 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.