Nova Scotia Postpartum and Postnatal Care Resources

Key Websites

Rourke Baby Record

http://www.rourkebabyrecord.ca/pdf/RBR2014Nat_Eng.pdf

Links to various versions of the RBR (English and French, interactive, one visit/page format)

http://rourkebabyrecord.ca/downloads.asp

In-depth Information (evidence summaries, literature reviews, etc.)

http://rourkebabyrecord.ca/literature_review.asp

Parent resources (Handouts for parents for each visit based on age)

http://rourkebabyrecord.ca/parents.asp

 

Healthy Babies, Healthy Families: Postpartum and Postnatal Guidelines

http://rcp.nshealth.ca/sites/default/files/publications/healthy_babies_healthy_families_booklet.pdf

 

Loving Care

A series of four books for parents of children from birth to 3 years developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness in partnership with Public Health Services.

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/lovingcare/

Birth to Six Months

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/lovingcare/docs/09045_LCBirthto6MonthsBook_En.pdf

Six to Twelve Months

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/lovingcare/docs/09046_LC6to12MonthsBook_En.pdf

One to Three Years

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/lovingcare/docs/09047_LC1to3YearsBook_En.pdf

Parents and Families

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/lovingcare/docs/09048_LCParentsandFamiliesBook_En.pdf

Linked Index to Loving Care Series

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/lovingcare/docs/Loving-Care-Linked-Index_En.pdf

 

Provincial Breastfeeding Policy

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/healthy-development/documents/Provincial-Breastfeeding-Policy.pdf

 

Baby Friendly Initiative

http://breastfeedingcanada.ca/BFI.aspx

 

Powdered Infant Formula (PIF)

Recommendations for the Preparation and Handling of Powdered Infant Formula (Health Canada)

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/pif-ppn-recommandations-eng.php

How to Feed Your Baby with Infant Formula- Booklet for parents developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/healthy-development/documents/05115-How-to-Feed-Your-Baby-with-Infant-Formula-Linked-Index-En.pdf

Safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula Guidelines (WHO)

http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/micro/pif_guidelines.pdf

 

Introduction of solids

Infant feeding (Health Canada)

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/index-eng.php

Dietary exposures and allergy prevention in high-risk infants – Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement

http://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/dietary-exposures-and-allergy-prevention-in-high-risk-infants

 

Infant Formula and iron

http://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/dietary-exposures-and-allergy-prevention-in-high-risk-infants

 

Infant led feeding (bottle-fed babies)

http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/feeding-tools/bottle-feeding

 

Pacifiers

Recommendation for use of pacifiers - Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2791559

Joint Statement on Safe Sleep (Government of Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society, Canadian Institute for Child Health Canadian Association for the Prevention of SIDS) re potential protective effect

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/dca-dea/stages-etapes/childhood-enfance_0-2/sids/jsss-ecss-eng.php

 

Caries Risk Assessment Tools/Dental Care

Guideline on Caries-risk Assessment and Management for Infants, Children, and Adolescents – American Academy of Pediatrics

http://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/G_CariesRiskAssessment.pdf

Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool – American Academy of Pediatrics

http://www2.aap.org/oralhealth/docs/riskassessmenttool.pdf

 

Pain Reduction Strategies (e.g. during immunization)

Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University)

http://pediatric-pain.ca/for-health-professionals/

‘The Power of a Parent’s Touch’ video

http://pediatric-pain.ca/power-of-a-parents-touch

‘It Doesn’t Have to Hurt’ video

http://pediatric-pain.ca/it-doesnt-have-to-hurt

Reducing pain during vaccine injections: clinical practice guideline (CMAJ)

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2015/08/24/cmaj.150391.full.pdf#page=1&view=FitH

Pain management during immunization (Immunize Canada)

http://immunize.ca/en/parents/pain.aspx

‘Reduce the pain of vaccination in babies’ video

‘Reduce the pain of vaccination in children and teens’ video

Vaccination Pocket Guides: ‘A Parent's Guide: For babies up to 1 year old’ and ‘A   Parent's Guide: For kids and teens’

The 4 P’s of Pain Management during Vaccine Injections. A Clinician’s Guide: Babies up to 1 year old

http://resources.cpha.ca/immunize.ca/data/1823e.pdf

The 4 P’s of Pain Management during Vaccine Injections A Clinician’s Guide: children over 1 year old

http://resources.cpha.ca/immunize.ca/data/1824e.pdf

 

Back to Sleep/Safe Sleep

Safe Sleep – Public Health Agency of Canada (has quick links to brochures and a video)

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/dca-dea/stages-etapes/childhood-enfance_0-2/sids/jsss-ecss-eng.php

Joint Statement on Safe Sleep (Government of Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society, Canadian Institute for Child Health Canadian Association for the Prevention of SIDS)

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/dca-dea/stages-etapes/childhood-enfance_0-2/sids/pdf/jsss-ecss2011-eng.pdf

 

Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visiting (HBEHV)

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/healthy-development/enhanced-home-visiting.asp

 

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS)/Postnatal Depression Screening

http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/pediatrics/downloads/edinburghscale.pdf

A systematic review of studies validating the EPDS

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0027846/

Evidence synthesis in primary care settings

http://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/59030/ExecutiveSummary-hta13360.pdf

 

Additional Websites

Immunization (Childhood)

Routine Childhood Immunization Schedule for Nova Scotia

http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/CDPC/documents/13078_NsChildhoodImmPoster_En.pdf

Nova Scotia Immunization Manual

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/documents/Immunization-Manual.pdf

Canadian Immunization Guide

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cig-gci/index-eng.php

National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI):

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/naci-ccni/index-eng.php

A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination (Public Health Agency of Canada)

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/iyc-vve/pgi-gpv/assets/pdf/pgi-gpv-eng.pdf

 

Immunization (Adult)

Nova Scotia Immunization Schedule for Adults

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/documents/13155_AdultImmunizationSchedule_En.pdf

Nova Scotia Immunization Manual

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/documents/Immunization-Manual.pdf

 

Measuring Growth

WHO Growth Charts for Canada

http://www.cps.ca/tools-outils/who-growth-charts

www.dietitians.ca/growthcharts

http://rourkebabyrecord.ca/growth_charts.asp

Preterm growth charts (Fenton)

http://www.ucalgary.ca/fenton/2013chart

 

Nutrition

Infant Feeding (Health Canada)

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/index-eng.php

Nutrition for Healthy Term infants: Recommendations from Birth to Six Months

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/recom/index-eng.php

Nutrition for healthy term infants, birth to six months: An overview

http://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/nutrition-healthy-term-infants-overview

Nutrition for Healthy Term infants: Recommendations from Six to 24 Months

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/infant-nourisson/recom/recom-6-24-months-6-24-mois-eng.php

Nutrition for healthy term infants, six to 24 months: An overview

http://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/nutrition-healthy-term-infants-6-to-24-months

 

Colic

Infantile colic – Canadian Paediatric Society Practice Point

http://www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/infantile-colic-dietary-interventions

 

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Basics

http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/healthy-development/documents/breastfeeding-basics.pdf

BreastFeeding, Inc. (Dr. Jack Newman):

Videos and information sheets

http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=videos

http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=information

LaLeche League Canada

http://www.lllc.ca/

The First Six Weeks – A parent support site developed by the Department of Health & Wellness. Includes a list of local resources for families under the ‘Support’ tab.

http://first6weeks.novascotia.ca/index.html

Medications/substances and breastfeeding

LactMed® - A database of information on drugs and other chemicals

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm

Motherisk at Sick Kids

www.motherisk.org

Maternal infectious diseases, antimicrobial therapy or immunizations and breastfeeding - Canadian Paediatric Society Practice Point

http://www.cps.ca/documents/position/maternal-infectious-diseases-breastfeeding

Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

http://novascotia.ca/dhw/addictions/documents/Canada-new-Low-Risk-Alcohol-Drinking-Guidelines.pdf

 

Weaning

Weaning from the Breast – Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement

http://www.cps.ca/documents/position/weaning-from-the-breast

LaLeche League Canada

http://www.lllc.ca/

Candida protocol from BreastFeeding, Inc.- Dr. Jack Newman

http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-CP

 

Injury Prevention

Child Safety Link (IWK)

http://childsafetylink.ca/

Car Seat Safety

Child Safety Link (see Child Passenger Safety section)

http://childsafetylink.ca/resources/

OTC cough/cold medications

Medication in Kids under Six (Government of Canada):

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/kids-enfants/illness-maladie/under-age6-moins-eng.php

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

www.dontshake.org

The Period of Purple Crying

http://purplecrying.info