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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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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