Infancy (Birth - two years of age)

The period from birth to two years of age is a critical time for an infant’s health, growth and development. New parents and parents-to-be will find information here to help their children with the best possible start in life.

A family-centred approach

The Public Health Agency of Canada supports and promotes a family-centred approach to maternity and newborn care, where pregnancy and birth are considered normal, healthy, life events.

What information will I find here?

This section will take you to information to help provide a healthy and nurturing environment for your infant. There is information on breastfeeding your baby, choosing foods for your infant and tips on maintaining your own nutrition while feeding and caring for your child.

Family members will find information to help them make the best choices for participating in an infant’s care and nurturing.  Health professionals will find reports and research material here on early child development.

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