I Can Breastfeed My Baby Even if He is Very Fussy or Easy-Going

Before you welcomed your little one into your family you had visions of sitting quietly in a rocking chair blissfully holding your calm, smiling or sleeping baby. But now you are finding that your 3- week old has never smiled and even more distressing, they seem to be either crying or fussing whenever they are awake and not eating. Sometimes … Read More

I Can Breastfeed My Baby on Cue Rather Than on a Schedule

Do babies need to be fed on a schedule? Absolutely not! All babies are different and so are all mothers. Babies feed best when they are hungry. Feeding your baby when they cue to feed, helps mothers maintain a good milk supply and ensures that your baby will be satisfied and gain weight normally. Placing them on a strict schedule … Read More

I Can Breastfeed My Baby During a Growth Spurt

Most babies have several growth spurts during the first 6 months of life. Typically, growth spurts will happen around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. These are times when your baby’s brain and body are developing at a rapid pace! You may notice that your baby is fussier, not sleeping as often and showing feeding … Read More

I Can Include My Partner in the Care of My Baby

Picture this: You awake in the morning, after a sleepless night, where your baby wanted to feed every hour, on the hour. You are tired and have just enough energy to get your baby latched to feed one more time but there are so many things that need to get done. So, what do you do? Sometimes it’s difficult to … Read More

I Can Cope with Advice Given by Those Unsupportive of Breastfeeding

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What?? You’re still breastfeeding that baby?  Some women will hear that when their babies are 2 months old or when they are 2 years old.  It can be hard to hear those negative comments from those that are closest to us.  Here are some tips to dealing with those backhanded remarks from the misinformed: o   Let’s educate them!  Inform critics … Read More

Parenting Program

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        Be the Best Parent You Can Be We often hear people say that parenting is the toughest job in the world. But, anyone who becomes a parent also realizes that the moments that melt your heart make it all worthwhile. Parenting can be a challenge and not every moment of every day is filled with sunshine. … Read More

Do you have a child enrolled in Daycare?

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Did you know… CK Public Health is required by Ontario law to maintain immunization records for every child attending daycare and school. The Health Unit assesses immunization records to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date. This is done to protect your child in the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease. By law, these immunizations are mandatory: diphtheria, … Read More

Positive Parenting

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All parents want to have a child who is well-behaved and can deal with everyday challenges. Children learn how to resolve conflict from their parents. If the parent often yells, spanks, threatens and/or shames the child, the child will learn that it is okay to act that way with others. These methods can harm children and may have negative lasting … Read More

Cannabis and Your Baby

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Is it safe to use cannabis while pregnant? Cannabis contains THC, the ingredient that makes you feel high. It moves quickly into your fat cells and brain and can be stored there for weeks or even months. You’re pregnant now, and just like you, the THC targets your baby’s fat and brain and is stored there. It can change the … Read More

Infant Attachment

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Importance of Attachment between You and Your Baby You may have heard how important it is for your baby to form an attachment to you as a parent. According to Infant Mental Health Promotion, “As a parent, you play a vital role in your child’s development. During the early years your relationship with your child and the experiences you provide … Read More

Parenting, Resilience & Role Modelling

A parent’s job is to help their child grow into a happy, independent adult. But how exactly does a parent do this? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a roadmap for parenting, or better yet, an app for that! One way to help children on their road to independence is to help them develop the skills to bounce back from life’s challenges … Read More

Planning a Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Parenting

Thinking of starting a family?  Expecting a baby? Are you a new parent? These are exciting times in life and a time when you need information you can trust and feel confident using.  Start with these websites. You will find information on: planning a pregnancy parenting pregnancy healthy living nutrition health care safety Websites for Planning a Pregnancy, Pregnancy & … Read More