CK Public Health supports all mothers in their infant feeding decision

The CK Public Health understands and agrees that every mother wants what is best for their child and their family. There is never any judgement toward how a mother feeds her child. Our goal is to offer education and support to make informed decisions around infant feeding.  Unfortunately, for the past 120 years, companies that market formula to parents have … 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 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

Having a Baby?

Congratulations – you’re expecting! There is so much to think about at this exciting time – What can I do to have a healthy pregnancy?  What should I, or shouldn’t I, eat?  How will I cope with labour?  How can my partner help me when I am in labour? How will my life change with a new baby? Let us … Read More

It Won’t Happen to Me!

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Why are there still so many unplanned pregnancies if there are so many birth control methods available? Here are a few reasons: People take risks, they think “it won’t happen to me” (recent generations expect to enjoy sex without the consequences). Pregnancy will eventually happen, if you are not using a reliable type of birth control.  Be prepared; plan ahead … 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

Zero Matters

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During pregnancy there is: No safe time to drink alcohol. Most organ growth is completed a few weeks after the first three months. Brain growth continues during pregnancy and after birth. Exposure to alcohol anytime during pregnancy can affect a baby’s brain. No safe type of alcohol. All types of alcohol may be harmful to the growing baby. No safe amount. … Read More

Healthy pregnancy

Is there a pregnancy in your future? Did you recently find out you’re expecting? With pregnancy comes many questions, myths, and advice from others, which can be confusing. Every parent wants to provide a healthy, safe environment for their child and it’s never too early to start! Are you already wondering if you are eating the most nutritious foods, what … Read More

Online Prenatal Program

Need a different way to learn?  Our online prenatal program, is now available. Did you know that: sitting with a small pillow on your lower back can help relieve backache during pregnancy? using relaxation methods during your labour can release pain-reducing chemicals in your body? breastmilk is perfectly matched to your baby’s needs for growth and development? These facts and more are part of our free online prenatal program. Learn … Read More

You’re Having a Baby!

Congratulations on your pregnancy! And now the journey begins. There is so much to learn before you bring your little one home. You may have lots of questions about pregnancy, nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, labour, birth, breastfeeding, how to care for your new baby and what is available for young families in the community. We want to help you on your journey … Read More

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder

Experiencing pregnancy and the birth of a child can be a very happy and exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also be a time of mixed emotions and anxiety.  Did you know that depression is the #1 complication of childbirth?  It is estimated that approximately 15-20% of pregnant women will experience moderate to severe symptoms of depression. … 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