Welcome to the CFK/SB6 Newsletter for January 2019


Ten Valuable Tips for Successful Breastfeeding
These 10 Valuable Tips will help make your breastfeeding experience more successful and enjoyable. 

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Breastfeeding online course
Best Start is Ontario's Maternal newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre.   Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Breastfeeding  has been designed to enable staff and volunteers, who work with prenatal women or new families, to "protect, promote and support breastfeeding".

5 Things I Wish People Knew About My Anxiety (A Kid's Perspective)
" If you're my family or friend (or teacher, or . . .), I know the way I worry all the time can be frustrating and exhausting. I want you to know, I feel the same. One of the worst things about my worry is how hard it is for me to talk about in the moment. Or after the moment. Or, really, just ever. I don't like to feel different or broken. Nobody does. More than anything, I wish I didn't feel so anxious, but I also wish that others had a better understanding of what I felt. If you love me and want to help me, there are a some things I need you to know." Read more.

Pregnancy Information at your Fingertips
SmartMom is a free text messaging program that sends you information timed to your stage of pregnancy to help you achieve healthy pregnancy and birth.

SmartMom was developed by Optimal Birth BC in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, the Northern Health Authority, the First Nations Health Authority, and Perinatal Services BC in consultation with pregnant women, new mothers, and practicing nurses, doctors, midwives and experts in environmental health and nutrition.

And  SmartMom has been endorsed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada


Unplug and Play

January 20 to 27 is 
Family Literacy Week

Recent research suggests too much screen time not only displaces time that children could spend being physically active, or reading, it also encourages unhealthy eating habits, and can affect regular sleep patterns.  Try some of these fun alternatives to screen time.  

Learn more about screen time and how to reduce it.

Children enjoy making things.  When they have the time, tools and materials to  make things, children learn to solve problems, be creative, communicate and much more.  For age appropriate "Let's Make It" activity sheets, visit decoda.ca.