What to do when a toddler falls on his face and your see the first blood EVER?!? Or nothing will stop the baby’s crying and you’re starting to wonder… The BC Nurseline is a great resource! Now, you can just dial 811 from anywhere in the lower mainland, and you’ll be connected. Make sure you have your child’s care card ready when you dial. They keep your child’s history on file so that each time you call, you are not starting from scratch. Our time is very valuable, after all.
Influenza virus probably originated in birds, and moved to people thousands of years ago when people began to domesticate fowl. Influenza, in other words, was an “emerging disease”, much like SARS today. Over the centuries, influenza epidemics have had dramatic effects on human populations. For example, the 1918 pandemic, is estimated to have caused some 50 to 100 million deaths, and influenza (and smallpox) devastated the first nations peoples of North America with the arrival of Europeans.
Women are often warned to not consume alcohol during pregnancy, as ample evidence has shown that it poses a severe and avoidable risk to her unborn baby. The risks of drinking and breastfeeding are not as well defined. (And let’s face it. You were so good for 9 months. How long before you can really enjoy the Veuve?) Breastfeeding mothers receive conflicting advice about whether alcohol and breastfeeding can have an effect on their baby, which often leaves mothers feeling like they have more questions than answers. So, what information should a mother who is considering drinking while breastfeeding know? Instead of being all judgy, we’ve outlined the prevalent research and you can make your own informed decision.
Q: Should I keep taking my prenatal vitamins while I am breastfeeding?