Postpartum, child and infant health

Postpartum health, breastfeeding, parenting, caring for a baby, infant or child, nutrition, safe sleep, celebrating the rights of children.

For Canadians

Supports and programs

Pregnancy, infant and child health supports and programs in Canada

Your guide to postpartum health and caring for your baby

Advice on taking care of yourself after giving birth and your new baby

Parenting tip sheets

Current and accessible information for parents and caregivers of children aged 0 to 5 years on a variety of topics

COVID-19 resources for parents and children

COVID-19 and advice for caring for children


Breastfeeding, its importance and benefits, getting help, smoking, alcohol and medication use while breastfeeding

Infant care

Safety information on baby slings, strollers, bottles and pacifiers, infant nutrition

Safe sleep

Bunk beds, cribs, cradles and bassinets, safe sleep tips, guidelines on children's sleepwear, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)


Deciding to vaccinate, diseases that vaccines prevent, vaccination schedule, tips for the appointment

Newborn registration and benefits

Programs and services to help you register your baby and get family benefits

Product and toy safety

Safety information for toys, household products, nursery products and second-hand products

Injury prevention

Safety information, preventing injuries at home and outdoors

Cannabis and parenting

Facts about using cannabis for non-medical purposes while parenting young children

Family violence

Information on family violence created by the Stop Family Violence program

Oral Health

Early Childhood Tooth Decay, prevent tooth decay, mouth care, baby teeth, adult teeth

National Child Day

National Child Day and the protection of children’s rights in Canada under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity, how to encourage healthy eating habits and promote an active lifestyle

Pregnancy and preconception

Preconception health (health before pregnancy), sexual health, healthy eating, physical activity, mental and oral health during pregnancy

For health care providers

Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care National Guidelines

Resource about maternal and newborn health. Includes the latest information and advice from Canadian experts

Immunization in pregnancy and breastfeeding: Canadian Immunization Guide

Official immunization guide for health professionals

Guidance on Safe Sleep

Joint statement on safe sleep: Reducing Sudden Infant Deaths in Canada provides health practitioners with current evidence-based information

Guidance on Traumatic Head Injury due to Child Maltreatment (THI-CM)

Outlines the key principles underpinning professional practice in traumatic head injury due to child maltreatment (THI-CM) in Canada

Nutrition for healthy term infants

Evidence-informed principles and recommendations for infant nutrition in the first 2 years

Perinatal Health Indicators – Public Health Infobase

Information on maternal, fetal and infant health in Canada based on various data sources

Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Practical Workbook for Community-Based Programs

Strategies to promote breastfeeding, with a special focus on reaching vulnerable populations

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