Infant care

Infant care

Shots in the dark: the risk of infant vaccination

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anna Kohn
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the risks of infant vaccinations. Lists warning signs of high risk children who should not be administered vaccinations. Calls on the government to offer compensation plans for vaccine damaged children. 


Breastfeeding: understanding the motivations and supports for women in Saskatoon and Winnipeg

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Roberta Stout
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The result of a study of eighteen mothers and five service providers from Winnipeg and Saskatoon and their perceptions of the motivations, challenges and supports for breastfeeding. Uncovers some of the complexities experienced by breastfeeding mothers including their cultural knowledge and understandings, social environments, local program availability, health professional and family supports, or lack thereof. Includes suggestions from the women and service providers on how to better support mothers who are breastfeeding. 

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Available to download for free from their website

Roundtable on the state of maternity and newborn care in Prince Edward Island

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Online
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Prepared by Patsy Beattie-Huggan, The Quaich Inc.
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

The Roundtable was co-hosted by the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, with the Birthing Options Research Network, in partnership with the PEI Women's Network on February 21, 2004.


The objectives were to exchange ideas and develop strategies for ensuring that women on PEI receive the most appropriate primary maternity care. Participants were asked to discuss the current maternity and newborn care options available; how these options fit/or don't with the National Guidelines for Family-Centred and Newborn Care; how to improve primary maternity care; and how to ensure that the care is the most appropriate provided by the most appropriate provider thus opening up a discussion of doulas and midwives.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.

Women and epilepsy: parenting concerns

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Epilepsy Toronto
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Addresses parenting issues epileptic women may face, including breast feeding, infant bathing, and child-proofing.

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Care of the newborn

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English
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Online
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International Confederation of Midwives
Publisher: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the role of midwives in the care of newborns.

The pregnancy bible: your complete guide to pregnancy and early parenthood

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Stone
Keith Eddleman
Publisher: 
Firefly Books
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Willowdale, ON

Provides practical advice on all aspects of pregnancy and early parenthood.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 155297796X
ISBN 1552978486
PREG.P74 2003
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Includes index.

Yoga for the special child: a therapeutic approach for infants and children with down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and learning dis

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Sonia Sumar
Publisher: 
Special Yoga Publications
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Buckingham, VA

Presents a system of yoga poses designed to increase cognitive and motor skills in children with learning and developmental disabilities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CDEV.S86 1998
ISBN 096580240X

The mother of all baby books: an all-Canadian guide to baby's first year

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Ann Douglas
Publisher: 
Macmillan Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides "the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival-a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenging of caring for your new baby."

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CHEA.D68 2001
ISBN 1553350073

Babies' mental health: first connections matter for life

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English
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Online
Author: 
Dan Barnes
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explains the 'infant attachment' theory and explores, in particular, secure versus insecure attachment. Lists crucial milestones in a baby’s mental development and offers suggestions for ways in which parents can play a positive role.

INFACT Canada

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INFACT Canada is a national non-governmental organization that works to protect infant and young child health as well as maternal well-being through the promotion and support of breastfeeding and optimal infant feeding practices.

Primary Telephone: 
416-595-9819
Email Address: 
info@infactcanada.ca
Fax Number: 
416-591-9355
Street Address: 
6 Trinity Sq
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1B1
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