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Children start to learn healthy eating habits in infancy

  • Breastfeeding

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  • Breastfeeding and Newborn Jaundice

    PDF/Printable Version Before baby was born, he or she was in the uterus and received nourishment and oxygen from mom. The oxygen passed from mom’s red blood cells to baby’s red blood cells. The uterus is a low-oxygen environment, so baby made extra red blood cells in order to get enough oxygen. People who move […]

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  • Constipation

    Is My Baby Constipated? Signs and symptoms that your baby may be constipated include: Show pain when passing a stool Have dry, hard stools Have blood in stool It is normal for breastfed babies to have a bowel movement only once a week. Bowel habits will change when your baby starts eating solid foods. If […]

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  • Feeding Your Baby

    Health Canada promotes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding babies. Breast milk is all that is needed to support the growth and health of your baby for the first six months of life. After six months you can introduce solid foods along with continued breastfeeding. It is recommended that you continue breastfeeding your baby […]

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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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