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Postpartum Support

Planning for help when you go home It's common for women to be sent home within 48 hours of giving birth, so you and your partner should develop a plan that will provide assistance following your first pregnancy. Taking Care of Yourself Before your baby is born: ...

Develop Safe Habits

Child safety is an important health issue. Babies depend on adult protection, particularly during the first six months. Here are some safety tips: Birth to 6 months 1. Never leave your baby in the care of young children. 2. Never leave your baby alone on a bed or table. If you must...

Latching On

Correct 'latch' is the key to successful breastfeeding. This is the most important thing to establish in order to ensure that milk is being produced, your baby is getting enough milk, and your nipples don't become sore. If breastfeeding is painful for the mother, the baby is probably not swallowing...

Babies & Pets

Over Half Of Canadians Have A Household Pet It is estimated that over 53 % of Canadians have a household pet. Of those, the majority own at least one dog or cat, with about 10% having other animals such as birds, reptiles or fish. A significant number of dog owners...

Why Breastfeed?

Breast milk is the most balanced food you can feed your baby. It passes on valuable anti bodies, it's always the right temperature, it doesn't require sterilization, and it's free! These are just a few reasons why breast milk is called 'the perfect food.' Food Made Just For Your Baby Breast...

How To Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is a wonderful, natural experience, but it takes time and effort to get the hang of it, and you may become frustrated at times. Its well worth the work. Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby and for yourself. Here's how to...

Never Shake A Baby

It only takes a few seconds to cause permanent damage by shaking a baby... Many parents don't know about the serious and potentially permanent damage that can occur if a baby is shaken. Some cases have resulted in permanent brain damage, paralysis and even death. In some of the more...

Postnatal Skin Care

Postnatal skin care from a naturopathic perspective. General Skin Concerns The first few months with a newborn are undoubtedly hectic and exhausting. Despite the demands of baby feeding, changing diapers and the desperate need for sleep, getting your body back into shape is clearly important in adjusting healthily to the newborn...

Healthy Eating

Eating nutritious food shouldn't stop after you give birth. It's important for new mothers to get plenty of rest and to follow a balanced diet. Take a look at Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. It outlines four important food groups: 1. Grains. This includes cereal, breads, pasta and rice. 2. Vegetables and...

Fitness After Pregnancy

Although you will spend most of the time in the weeks after you give birth caring for your newborn baby, it's also important to take care of your own health and well-being. Feeling good will help you to be healthier and happier, and it will help you care for...

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