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Health Topics - After Pregnancy

  • Breastfeeding

    The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit promotes breastfeeding as the best way to feed babies. The World Health Organization, Health Canada, Dietitians of Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario all recommend that baby should receive nothing but breast milk – not even water – for the first six months.

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  • Formula

    Deciding how to feed your baby is one of the many very important decisions you will face as a parent/parents. The following information is meant to help provide the facts so you can make the best decision for you and your baby.

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  • Newborn Hearing Screening

      Please note:  The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit no longer provides Newborn Hearing Screening. If you require these services, please contact Affiliated Services For Children And Youth (ASCY) at 905-385-7927 ext. 221 or fax 905-385-3244  

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  • Returning to Work After Baby & Breastfeeding

    When returning to work after having your baby, it is important to know your rights if you wish to continue breastfeeding or expressing your breast milk while in the workplace.

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  • Skin to Skin Contact

    The term skin to skin refers to placing your naked baby (with or without a diaper) on your bare chest or tummy, so that you are chest to chest. This position is being encouraged as soon after birth as possible. Your baby will be able to hear, see and smell you easily. Even if you have had a cesarean section, you can still hold your baby in a chest to chest position. If you are unable to hold your baby in that position your partner or family member can do skin to skin.

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