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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...

Caring for your newborn baby – The first three weeks

Here are some common questions parents have in the first three weeks after they bring their baby home from hospital.

Lulling Your Baby To Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? If not, I'm here to help. After completing my residency at one of the busiest paediatric medical centres in the world, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, I realized that our culture goes about infant sleep training completely backwards. First, we allow bad...

It’s Bath Time!

What You Will Need To Bathe Your Baby: soap (super-fatted, such as glycerine, is good for dry skin) gentle shampoo washcloth towel diapers clean clothes petroleum jelly ...

Ask Dr. Marla: Your Baby’s Fever

Fever is one of the most common symptoms that have parents running to see their doctors. Here's how to help your baby deal with one.

Taking Baby Home

Some families leave the hospital comfortably only a few hours after their baby is born, while others need more than 24 hours. The decision depends on how physically ready you are to leave. Families are urged to visit the baby's doctor within the first few days of baby's life; this...

Children & Allergies

Allergies are common - affecting as much as 30 percent of the population in North America. If you are lucky enough not to have allergies yourself, it's unlikely you don't know someone affected by this increasingly prevalent phenomenon. Despite their prevalence, allergies are strongly misunderstood. There are many different things...

Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?

"How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?" This is one of the most common concerns of breastfeeding mothers. Wondering whether her newborn is getting enough milk can cause a lot of stress for a new mother. For some women, this worry is the reason they stop...

Show your infant how much you care with a massage

Massaging your baby may be one of the best ways to show how much you care.

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