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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). So there’s…

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Baby vaccination in Canada: What you need to know
Baby vaccination in Canada: What you need to know
If you’re Canadian and over the age of 25, chances are you had chickenpox as a kid. Maybe you have a scar from it, or remember wearing oven mitts to stop you from scratching. Many Canadian millennials, however,…

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Coronavirus: everything you need to know.
Coronavirus: everything you need to know.
Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard a lot about coronavirus. The respiratory illness, which has killed over 2,500 people so far, started in Wuhan City, China…

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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…

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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. Growing a baby takes a herculean effort, and giving…

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Practice safe sleep to protect against SIDS
Practice safe sleep to protect against SIDS
SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is one of the most anxiety-inducing worries faced by new parents. The idea of bringing home a healthy baby only to find that they’ve stopped breathing in their sleep is beyond terrifying. Over…

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Is breastfeeding pain ever normal? And other common problems
Is breastfeeding pain ever normal? And other common problems
Breastfeeding is often pictured as an intuitive and beautifully intimate experience between mother and child. But for some moms it can be frustrating and difficult — or even impossible. It can also be incredibly time consuming. Because each…

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Online psychiatry: Opening access and changing lives
Online psychiatry: Opening access and changing lives
Psychiatry and telemedicine make great partners. I’m thrilled to be part of Maple because it’s allowing patients to have easier and faster access to psychiatrists when they need one. Canada has a serious lack of psychiatrists.…

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Genital warts in women
Genital warts in women
About one in 100 sexually active adults have genital warts at any given time — that’s one percent of the population. They are so contagious that even with perfect condom use, you can…

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Ask a lactation consultant: your breastfeeding questions answered
Ask a lactation consultant: your breastfeeding questions answered
Many women think it will just “come naturally,” but breastfeeding can actually be really difficult. Especially when you’re just starting out — sleep deprived and overwhelmed. From worrying about your milk supply to wondering why your newborn baby…

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