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Infants to 18 months

You've made it through the first few days! You're starting to get the hang of being a new parent and creating a little bit of a routine.

Spend time face-to-face with your baby every day. Take time to watch and listen to your baby to learn how they ask for what they want or need. There's no such thing as spoiling a baby with too much attention – never ignore your baby when they are hurt, sick, afraid or lonely.

As baby grows and reaches new milestones, you might have questions. We're here to help.

Some key topics that may interest you are:

Breastfeeding – We can help you understand what you need to do to make sure your baby is feeding properly.

Eating & nutrition – As your baby grows and begins to try new food, there are some things you should know.

Growth & development – Making sure your baby has the best chance to thrive is really important.

Medical care – Understanding some basic information can help in a big way.

Child care – Finding someone to look after your baby when you can't be there is a big decision.

Learn what is going on with your baby in the first six months of their life.

Have questions about your baby? Call your local public health nurse or find a parent and infant class near you.

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