General Resources for Families
Saskatchewan HIV Collaborative
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life, with continued breastfeeding for up to two years and beyond.
If you have questions and need more information about infant feeding, please speak with a health care professional.
The following are excellent resources to answer your questions about breastfeeding and parenting:
"The video, called The Creator’s Gift to Mothers, was developed to encourage young women and families in our communities to breastfeed their babies. It provides information about the benefits of nourishing our children as our kokums did."
Video and quote from: http://www.shibogama.on.ca/?q=node/81
Recovering from Childbirth
- Taking Care of Your Body
- Postpartum Anxiety and Depression Program
- Our policy on Postpartum Tubal Ligations: All individuals have the right to decide the number and spacing of children, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, health status, mental capacity, social circumstances and sexual orientation. Any request for tubal ligation must be accompanied by full, free and informed consent. The best time to make a decision about permanent birth control is not while in hospital, in labour, immediately following delivery, or during the birth process.
- In order to facilitate full, free and informed consent, this discussion must occur prior to hospitalization between the patient and her care provider; documentation of said discussions must be included on the patient’s prenatal record.
Infant Care and Safety
Contraception, also known as birth control, is used to prevent pregnancy. There are many different birth control methods. You may be starting with a pretty good idea of what you are looking for, or you may not be sure where to start. Here is a list of methods to consider.