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Feeding Your Baby

This guide is about feeding your baby from six months to one year. It has information and answers questions you may have about breastfeeding and starting solid foods.

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Online Nutrition Screening Tool For Children Ages 18 Months To 5 Years

Is your child a healthy eater?

Complete Nutri-eSTEP, an online nutrition screening tool for toddlers (18-35 months) and preschoolers (3-5 years).

Get feedback on what is going well and what you can improve with your child’s eating and activity habits

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Are You Pregnant?

Give your baby a great start by joining a free Hamilton Prenatal Nutrition Project prenatal group listed in this handout – either Healthy Moms Healthy Babies or Welcome Baby.

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Ten Great Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby

Developed by Health Canada, this booklet will help you to understand the difference breastfeeding makes to the health of both the mother and her baby.

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Ten Valuable Tips to Successful Breastfeeding

Developed by Health Canada, this booklet will provide 10 very helpful tips make your breastfeeding experience more successful and enjoyable.

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Breastfeeding Matters

This booklet will help women and their families explore breastfeeding from prenatal decisions, learning breastfeeding basics to gaining confidence. Topics include: making an informed decision, getting started, learning to breastfeed, common concerns, frequently asked questions and where to get help.

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Learning to Breastfeed Your Baby

This booklet provides an overview about breastfeeding your  baby. Topics include the importance of breastfeeding, learning to breastfeed, getting started and caring for yourself. Information on where to get help in the City of Hamilton is also included.

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Happy Mealtimes

This handout provides tips for children aged 12-24 months to eat well and develop healthy eating habits early in life.

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Eat Right, Be Active – 18 to 36 months

This updated booklet (2013) provides everyday ideas that parents and caregivers can put into action for children 18 to 36 months of age to encourage healthy eating and being active in the early years.

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Eat Right, Be Active – 3 to 5 years

This updated booklet (2013) provides everyday ideas for parents and caregivers to encourage children 3 to 5 years to make healthy eating choices and to be active.

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Eat Right, Be Active – 6 to 8 years

This updated booklet (2013) provides ideas for parents and caregivers of children 6 to 8 years of age to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

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Hamilton Public Health

General nutrition information and resources about food safety, healthy weights, healthy eating during pregnancy, meal planning, feeding your baby and child, food allergies, healthy snacks for sports, and more.

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Healthy Families Hamilton Facebook Page

Healthy Families Hamilton has information and resources for parents and caregivers of children from birth to age six. Public Health Services’ Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians and Lactation Consultants are live on the Facebook page from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding holidays). They share information, respond to questions, and engage in conversation about pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, child safety, growth and development, healthy eating, and taking care of yourself as a parent.

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EatRight Ontario

EatRight Ontario wants to help you improve your health and quality of life through healthy eating. This free service provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthier food choices. Registered Dietitians provide EatRight Ontario visitors with feature articles on food and nutrition, meal planning advice, healthy eating tips and recipes.

EatRight Ontario allows you to ask nutrition-related questions in over 100 languages and receive feedback by phone or email from a Registered Dietitian.

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Health Canada

Includes time saving cooking tips for healthy meals, information about what healthy eating is, links to other nutrition resources, important information on topics such as trans fats and sodium intake.

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Dietitians of Canada

Supports around topics such as reading labels, planning meals ahead of time to help with grocery shopping, access to informative handouts, and much more.

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