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Breastfeeding - Learning the Basics

Breastfeeding - Learning the Basics

January 4, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs for the first 6 months. Continue to offer breastmilk until your baby is 2 years old and older.

Starting Solids

December 21, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Introducing solids to your baby can be fun especially with all the funny faces they make. You should start introducing solids when your baby is six months of age as a complement to your breastmilk.
How to Choose, Prepare and Store Infant Formula

How to Choose, Prepare and Store Infant Formula

March 15, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Breastmilk is the only food your baby needs for the first 6 months. Breastfeeding can continue even after starting solid foods until 12 months and beyond.
What You Need To Know About Supplementing Your Baby with Formula

What You Need To Know About Supplementing Your Baby with Formula

January 5, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Ideally, babies should get all their nutrition from breastfeeding for the first six months.
All About Supplementing

All About Supplementing

January 5, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Making the decision to supplement is an important one - sometimes it’s medically necessary.
A Video on Breastfeeding and Skin-to-Skin Contact

A Video on Breastfeeding and Skin-to-Skin Contact

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Watch this video to learn more about the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the first few hours after the birth of your baby.
A Video on Latching your Baby

A Video on Latching your Baby

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Latching your baby correctly is important for successful breastfeeding. Watch this video to learn more for latching on success for both you and your baby.
Learning to Latch

Learning to Latch

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Latching your baby onto the breast correctly is important for successful breastfeeding. Having your baby skin-to-skin with you is the ideal way to start.
Signs of a Good Feed

Signs of a Good Feed

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Wondering how to tell if your baby's had enough breast milk? Here's a list of signs that indicate a good feed.
A Video on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

A Video on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some women choose to express breast milk by hand – which can be done almost anywhere. Here's a useful video to help you with the basics!

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