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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Breast Surgery and Breastfeeding

Breast Surgery and Breastfeeding

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some types of surgery can affect your ability to breastfeed. Here's an overview of common types of breast surgery - and their implications.
Advice for New Parents on Staying Calm

Advice for New Parents on Staying Calm

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Adjusting to life with a new baby is not easy. So much has changed - your family, your schedule and your sleep patterns.
Babies' Cognitive Development from 9-12 Months

Babies' Cognitive Development from 9-12 Months

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Watching your nine to 12 month old problem solve is fascinating. Here's what else you can expect at this age.
Iron Rich Foods for Babies in their First Year

Iron Rich Foods for Babies in their First Year

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

When your baby’s ready for more than breast milk, start introducing foods rich in iron.
Learn More Before You Supplement with Formula

Learn More Before You Supplement with Formula

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Worried that your baby isn't getting enough to eat? Talk to your healthcare provider before you try adding formula.
Coping With Abuse When You're Breastfeeding

Coping With Abuse When You're Breastfeeding

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

When you experience domestic abuse, it can affect every part of your life. And breastfeeding is no exception.
Caring for Damaged Nipples When You're Breastfeeding

Caring for Damaged Nipples When You're Breastfeeding

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sore nipples? It’s natural when you first start breastfeeding.
Plugged Milk Ducts When You're Breastfeeding

Plugged Milk Ducts When You're Breastfeeding

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Milk 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.
Tips for Breastfeeding Preterm Babies

Tips for Breastfeeding Preterm Babies

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Because preterm babies are small, and sometimes have to be separated from their moms for a while, they may have trouble breastfeeding.
Coping With Thrush When You’re Breastfeeding

Coping With Thrush When You’re Breastfeeding

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you have red, itching, persistently sore nipples; burning or shooting pain in your breast during and after feeding; or cracked nipples that don’t heal, you may have thrush (a yeast infection).

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