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New Here Comes Baby video series: Postpartum mental health

Ottawa Public Health and the Monarch Centre are happy to announce the release of the fifth video from the Here Comes Baby video series: Postpartum mental health.

Findings from Child Study released by AllerGen

The Allergy, Genes and Environment Network (AllerGen) has just released information about new findings from the CHILD study.
Infant feeding method influences baby’s gut bacteria, risk of overweight
New findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study indicate that exclusive breastfeeding in early infancy protects babies from becoming overweight by age one.

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Reaching IN…Reaching OUT (RIRO)

8 FREE songs to help children in your life
“bounce back” & thrive
Songs of Resilience – Vol. 1

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Release of the PCMCH Standards of Postnatal Care + related webinar

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Standards of Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns in Ontario: A focus on implementation and evaluation!

The goals of this initiative are to improve access to evidence-based postnatal care in the immediate postpartum period, and to enhance the delivery of care through improved care coordination. These recommendations are based on the best available evidence and were developed in consultation with health care professionals, health system administrators, and families.

FoodRescue is the creation of Second Harvest, Canada's largest food rescue organization.

Rescuing surplus food for over 32 years, we've seen the need in our communities and matched it with generous donors, who understand the importance of recovering healthy, nutritious food and diverting it to those in need.

FW: 2018 revision - BSRC Breastfeeding Fact Sheets

The PDF fact sheets that complement the booklet Breastfeeding Matters - An Important Guide to Breastfeeding for Women and their Families have been updated:

• Blocked Ducts
• Breast Infection (Mastitis)
• Expressing and Storing Breastmilk
• Thrush

New ChildCare Nutrition Resources / Nouvelles ressource sur la nutrition pour les garderies

These child care nutrition resources were created to support child care providers in planning and preparing healthy food for children in their care. They reflect current best practices for creating supportive nutrition environments in the child care setting and will help providers meet the food and drink requirements set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (section 42 of Ont. Reg. 137/15).