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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...

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...

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...

Adjusting To Parenthood

When a woman who is accustomed to working outside of the home interacting with other adults becomes a mother, it is a significant lifestyle adjustment to stay at home to care for a baby full-time. It may be pure joy, having your new baby in your arms. But learning to...

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