Baby's First Year · Breastfeeding · Parenting · Pregnancy

Resources and support for new parents

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Having a baby can be a very exciting time but it can also be a time of uncertainty and worry because you are facing a world that is unknown and new to you.  I remember when I had my first baby, I had so many mixed emotions and I wanted to do the very best.

Having a list of resources that I could turn to if I had any questions was very helpful for me and I hope you will find this list helpful for you. These are only some of the great resources available to new parents.

Toronto Public Health:

Telehealth Ontario offers:

  • Offers 24 hour a day, 7 days a week telephone breastfeeding support and/or medical advice by calling 1-866-797-0000.

Motherisk offers:

  • Information about the risk/safety of prescription and over-the-counter medications during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offers:

  • Free programs to parents/caregivers and their children from birth to six years of age that foster healthy child development.

You may want to create your own personalized list of resources and useful phone numbers and keep it handy in case you need them. 

There is an excellent template on page 11 of the Best Start resource called “What to Expect in the First Three Months, Information for New Parents” but you can be creative and design your own!

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