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Helpful Hints for Successful Breastfeeding

Every Mother & Child Is Unique Not all babies have the same food demands - and not all women's breasts produce the same amount of milk or have the same milk ejection reflex. The quality and quantity of the milk a woman's breasts produce depends on the feeding pattern...

Breastfeeding – Before You Start

When a group of mothers was asked why they were breast-feeding, they said, "My husband's family has allergies, I wanted to protect my baby as much as possible" and "I knew it was the best possible food, it gives my baby everything she needs to grow strong and healthy"...

Bathing Baby

It doesn't matter what time of day your baby has a bath. Experiment to find the time that works best for both of you. You may find that your baby is calmer and sleepier after a bath; or you may find that your baby is ready to play after...

Breastfeeding – Breast Care or Diet

Engorgement Engorgement usually happens around the third day. It is normal to feel a sense of fullness in your breasts as the milk increases in volume. There is also extra blood and other body fluids moving into the area which adds to the feeling of fullness. The best thing you can...

Breastfeeding – Weaning

Weaning When should you stop breast-feeding? That's up to you and your baby. If you are both enjoying the experience, carry on! If you are going back to work and you are both enjoying breast-feeding, think about continuing to feed your baby in the morning and evening. Whatever the reason is that...

Breastfeeding – Basics

When Baby Is Born Studies now show that if a baby placed on its mother's tummy after birth, it will move over to mother's breast and latch on within about 45 minutes. These babies are alert because the mothers did not have much medication during labour. These studies show that...

Baby On The Move

  When your baby is born, their brain is still developing, and it will continue to quickly develop throughout the first six years.  Your baby needs exposure to different experiences so that these brain pathways can be built. The brain will eventually eliminate pathways it doesn't use....

Solid Foods – Starting Off Right

Breast milk is all the food your baby needs for about six months. You can tell that your baby is ready for solid foods when he (or she) holds up his head, begins chewing motions and uses his tongue to move food into his mouth, instead of pushing it...

How To Protect Your Baby’s Oral Health

How To Protect Your Baby's Oral Health A thorough check-up of your baby's overall physical health is a central part of pediatric and family medicine. Make sure that the health of your child's teeth are part of the examination. Recent Guidelines A dentist should check your baby's teeth and mouth (oral health) within...

A Safe Environment For Baby: In and Around The Home

Injuries are the most common cause of death in children, and young children have more injuries than any other group. One reason is that children love to explore, and they don't know the difference between what's fun and what's dangerous. That's why they need to have someone looking after them...

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