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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...

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...

Myths About Baby’s Arrival

First Pregnancy? Learn the Truths behind Myths about Baby's Arrival  "Once upon a time, a king and a queen were very unfortunate not to have a child. One day, however, their greatest wish came true..." So begins many fairy tales. And like these tales, the arrival of a...

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...

Postpartum Depression – Feeling Blue

The Facts About The 'Baby Blues' & Postpartum Depression Many new mothers are surprised by the emotional highs and lows they can experience in the days after birth. Your baby is healthy, you survived childbirth and you're on maternity leave. So what's the problem? The truth is that feelings of...

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...

Testing Your Newborn’s Health

You've already learned that newborn babies don't look like the rounded, picture-perfect 'newborns' we see in advertisements or on television programs (these always show much older babies). With the first cry or breath, a newborns colour warms up (fingers and toes may still look 'dusky'). You may have also wondered why...

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