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Patient Education Library: After Baby

Information Booklet

Recommended Websites

The Best Start Resource Centre produces multi-media resources in multiple languages on a broad range of topics related to preconception health, prenatal health, and early child development.

Ministry of Children and Youth Services was created to make it easier for families to find the services to give kids the best start in life, make it easier for families to access the services they need at all stages of a child's development and help youth become productive adults.

Infant mental health practice refers to the promotion of optimal development and well-being in infants (prenatal to age three) and their families,

The goal of this program is to help women who are contemplating pregnancy, are pregnant or are now new mothers, keep up-to-date on the latest medical information.

OMama is a website and a mobile application (app) that connects women and families to trusted, evidence-informed healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting information for Ontario, Canada.

The Ministry offers various programs that provide opportunities for all children to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support all parents and caregivers in their roles. Parents and caregivers also have access to information about child development and specialized services as needed.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offers a wide range of programs and public health services focused on promoting and protecting the health and preventing disease, disability, and injury. These programs and services are funded by municipal and provincial tax dollars.

Just for Dads

Dad Central Canada works to provide relevant and well-crafted information for fathers and for individuals, agencies, and programs working with fathers.

This network is a  resource for to generate knowledge, ideas, and solutions that support men in their role as fathers. 

This manual is helpful for new fathers; provides tips from fuel consumption, changing diapers to use car seats.

Breastfeeding & Infant Nutrition

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Child health experts around the world agree — when it comes to feeding your baby, BREAST IS BEST

It is important that parents make informed decisions about infant feeding by learning about the benefits and risks of each feeding choice and then deciding what's right for themselves and their baby

This website has a list of resources that will help you in feeding your infant, including introducing solid foods at about six months of age.

How to Mix Formula

The information in this section of our website is intended for families who already have their babies and have had a discussion about infant feeding with a health professional resulting in a decision to use infant formula.  

Learn about infant formula like different types of infant formula, mixing methods and cleaning the supplies, etc.

Breastfeeding Services

The Bilingual Online Ontario Breastfeeding Services Database provides a listing of Breastfeeding services near you.​​

The aim of this site is to empower parents by ensuring they receive the most up-to-date information to assist them with their breastfeeding baby.

LLLC is a national organization whose trained volunteer leaders provide experienced mother-to- mother breastfeeding support through a variety of programs.

The service is free and available to all new and expectant moms that have questions related to breastfeeding their child.​

Best Start

​​​​This website will help you support your baby’s brain development.

This website guides you through the beginning of your parenting journey which is an exciting and a challenging time.​

The website provides links to various resources for the parents of young children. These resources help parents to give the best possible start during their first 6 years.

This link provides resources especially for indigenous people as they share cultural knowledge from elders, community members and First Nation caregivers.

This website provides great resources for newcomers on pregnancy and parenting in Canada.

The Best Start Resource Centre has resources on preconception health, prenatal health and early childhood development in 26 languages.​ 

Best Start Resources

Life with a new baby is not always what you expect

The birth of a baby or an adoption brings physical, emotional and social changes. Take care of yourself using strategies outlined in this brochure and let family and friends help you as well.

Expecting or New mother - What is a Postpartum Mood Disorder (PPMD)

Having a baby can be a wonderful experience, but life with a new baby is not always what you expect. Adjustments to the new roles and relationships are not always easy.

Breastfeeding for the Health and Future of our nation

This booklet was created to support Aboriginal women with the art of breastfeeding. The information developed in this booklet provides supportive strategies for mothers, babies, and families.

My Breastfeeding Guide

This breastfeeding guide has information and answers questions you may have as an expectant parent or as a new parent.

What to Expect in the First Three Months: Information for New Parents

This handout will provide you with some important information on what to expect in the first three months after your baby is born.​

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Please Note:

The contents of this webpage are  for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this page.