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Should I follow a breastfeeding diet plan?
Should I follow a breastfeeding diet plan?
Breastfeeding has a ton of pros: it’s free, portable, and convenient — no washing or sterilizing bottles involved! On top of that, breast milk meets your baby’s nutritional needs no matter what you eat (well, almost). Despite that, there are still a few reasons to follow a breastfeeding diet plan, here’s why.

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Baby vaccination in Canada: What you need to know
Baby vaccination in Canada: What you need to know
Baby vaccinations in Canada are designed to happen at the most appropriate time in a child's life. As new parents, they can be scary and seem overwhelming, but they save lives. Learn everything you need to know about baby vaccines now.

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Coronavirus: everything you need to know.
Coronavirus: everything you need to know.
Coronavirus is a global health emergency, but what is it? What signs should you look out for? And how can you keep yourself safe? We break it all down.

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3 benefits to online therapy
3 benefits to online therapy
By Angela Allen of Shift Collab As stigma around mental health decreases, more and more people are seeking out options for treatment and healing that suit their unique lives. For many, the journey towards healing includes psychotherapy. If you’ve already got a full schedule, however, therapy can be hard to find time for. In my…

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Surviving birth: What to expect when you’re postpartum
Surviving birth: What to expect when you’re postpartum
Your baby isn’t the only lasting legacy from your pregnancy. From hair loss to newfound incontinence, carrying a baby can change your body in so many ways. Read on to discover what changes you can expect when you're done expecting.

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Practice safe sleep to protect against SIDS
Practice safe sleep to protect against SIDS
SIDS is every parent's worst nightmare, and its causes aren't completely understood. Following safe sleep guidelines can help minimize your child's risk.

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Is breastfeeding pain ever normal? And other common problems
Is breastfeeding pain ever normal? And other common problems
Many women experience breastfeeding pain when nursing. While sensitivity can be normal, especially at first, pain usually means something is wrong. Read on about what you can do to stop the pain.

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Online psychiatry: Opening access and changing lives
Online psychiatry: Opening access and changing lives
Why is psychiatry perfect for telemedicine? One of our psychiatrists weighs in.

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Genital warts in women
Genital warts in women
Genital warts effect 1% of the population at any given time. And they have specific risks and effects in women. Learn all about how genital warts effect women, how to avoid them, and what to do if you do catch them.

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Ask a lactation consultant: your breastfeeding questions answered
Ask a lactation consultant: your breastfeeding questions answered
Breastfeeding is tough and comes with many questions. We sat down with one of our lactation consultants to answer some of the most common questions she's heard.

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Genital warts in men
Genital warts in men
Genital warts affect men and women. But genital warts in men come with their own risks and side effects. Learn how to avoid catching genital warts, and what you can do if you do end up catching them.

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