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What You Need To Know About Supplementing Your Baby with Formula

What You Need To Know About Supplementing Your Baby with Formula

January 30, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Ideally, babies should get all their nutrition from breastfeeding for the first six months.
Vitamin D Supplements for Breastfeeding Babies

Vitamin D Supplements for Breastfeeding Babies

January 30, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Breastfeeding alone can provide all the nutrients your baby needs for the first six months – with one notable exception.
How to Choose, Prepare and Store Infant Formula

How to Choose, Prepare and Store Infant Formula

January 29, 2018 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.
Food Allergies in Your Baby's First Year

Food Allergies in Your Baby's First Year

January 29, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

A food allergy occurs when the body mistakes a food as harmful. An allergic reaction is the body’s immune system fighting back.
Menu Suggestions for Babies in Their First Year

Menu Suggestions for Babies in Their First Year

January 29, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Offering a wide variety of foods helps babies get all the nutrients they need, and learn about different foods.
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

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.
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.

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