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Canadian guidelines recommend meats as baby’s first solid food

In a major departure from conventional advice, new Canadian guidelines say parents should be offering their six-month-old infants iron-rich foods like beef, pork, fish, poultry, tofu, beans and eggs two or more times a day on a daily basis.

Parents concerned with flat head syndrome ignoring important SIDS precautions

Problems associated with plagiocephaly (also known as flat head syndrome) include developmental delay, physical appearance (for some children it can mean their ears or eyes are out of alignment), difficulty fitting into bike, snowboard or hockey helmets, and potential teasing due to looking different.

Moms asked and Similac® listened

Similac® formulas are now available with non-GMO ingredients.
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Benefits of skin-to-skin contact

The feeling of skin-to-skin contact with your newborn is unforgettable providing many benefits, from the physical to the psychological for both Baby and Mom.

The importance of hugging

Dr. Christine Chambers and Dr.Marsha Campbell-Yeo are experts when it comes to skin-to-skin contact. Here’s what they had to say.

Bonding with Dad

Moms often have more bonding opportunities, especially if they are breastfeeding. But there are plenty of opportunities for Dad to bond with Baby, too.

Tips to survive a hospital stay

If your child begins to show symptoms of being seriously under the weather, the following details will be helpful if you have to go to the hospital.

How to navigate a hospital stay to help your little one

A hospital stay when your child is sick or injured can be a challenging time. With preparation and patience, you will hopefully get through this tough period on to happier days.

Understanding immunization

We asked Dr. Upton Allen, Division Head of Infectious Diseases at Sick Kids Hospital, to go over some of the finer points.

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