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Postpartum

OVERVIEW OF RESOURCES

Below outlines links to various important resources and special topics we encourage you to review. If you would like to return to these resources later either scan the QR code on your "Postpartum Postcard" or visit www.midlandmidwives.ca/postpartum.

*Note these resources are provided for educational purposes only. We do not endorse any specific resource. Information provided here is not intended to replace direct care and health advice provided by your Midwife. If you have any specific questions about you or your baby's health, please consult your Midwife.

Please click the links below to open PDF or web page.

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5 IN 1 BIRTH REGISTRATION

Register the birth of your new baby with the province of Ontario through the 5-in-1 newborn bundle, apply for a birth certificate and get the documents you need. 

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BILIARY ATRESIA & TREATMENT

Biliary atresia is a rare but serious disease of the liver and bile ducts. In biliary atresia, bile cannot get from the liver to the stool, causing acholic (pale in colour) stool.

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BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES

These resources discuss why good attachment is so important to breastfeeding success and how to help mothers deeply latch the baby to the breast and express milk.

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CARING FOR YOUR BABY

Resources and tips to help you adjust to caring for your newborn.

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FOOD ACCESS RESOURCES

This handout is a list of local community programs that offer food and baby items to those in need.

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HOW TO PREPARE & FEED INFANT FORMULA

Babies who are not breastfed or are partially breastfed will need a commercial infant formula. How to prepare and feed ready-to-feed infant formula.

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LIST OF ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

A list of community practitioners who will see pregnant people.

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POSTPARTUM MATERNAL HANDOUT

This handout provides important information on postpartum care for the mother. It also includes information on when to page your Midwife postpartum.

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STORIES & TEACHINGS ABOUT NEWBORN CARE

Many Indigenous communities have ceremonies and feasts to welcome a baby into the community. Here are some stories and teachings from Elders and Indigenous Midwives.

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WHAT IS JAUNDICE?

Jaundice is a common condition that affects 60% to 80% of newborn babies in their first weeks of life. Learn why babies get jaundice, how your baby will be tested for jaundice, and more.

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