Newborn care

Feeding your baby

Breastfeeding is normal. A woman’s body is made to feed their baby. The World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada, the Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Pediatric Society all agree that: Breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months, and sustained for up to two years or longer with appropriate complementary feeding – is important for the nutrition, immunologic protection, growth, and development of infants and toddlers.

Baby’s second night

You have made it through your first 24 hours as a new mother. Even if you have other children, you are still a new mother. There may be many emotions, new experiences that you and your baby are feeling.  You are not alone. Health Sciences North has created a resource that will help you understand your Baby’s Second Night.


Starting at two months, your baby will require their first immunization. Visit your health care provider or our immunization (vaccination) clinic.

Bathing your baby

The video below demonstrates how to bathe a newborn. This video will provide you with tips to help turn bath time into a safe and enjoyable experience for you and your baby.

For more information on how to bathe your baby call the Health Information Line, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 705.522.9200, ext. 342.

This item was last modified on July 16, 2018