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Is a mother’s infection or virus a risk factor for low birth weight or prematurity? Are there any other medical conditions that can cause...

Yes, for certain infections and viruses. We estimate that one third of all premature births are caused by infections. Among those studied are malaria, syphilis, gonorrhea,...

What behaviors can be adopted during pregnancy to decrease risk factors for low birth weight and premature labor?

Adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced and varied diet, some physical activity, and the prevention and/or control of certain medical conditions can...

Is tobacco use a risk factor for low birth weight or premature birth? Are there other modifiable risk factors ?

Yes. Tobacco use is the most important modifiable risk factor associated to prematurity and low birth weight. It is established that maternal tobacco use as...

What is the impact of malnutrition on breastfeeding?

Although few studies have examined the impact of malnutrition on breastfeeding, it seems that the quality and quantity of breast milk may be affected...

Can I take dairy products along with my prenatal multivitamin?

Yes. There used to be a recommendation of waiting two hours before taking a multivitamin after consuming dairy product to promote better absorption of...

During pregnancy, does cannabis consumption carry a risk for the baby?

Yes. The consumption of cannabis (marijuana) during pregnancy has risks for the foetus, even in small quantities. Cannabis use should be avoided before, during and...

What can help a pregnant woman sleep better?

Staying in a comfortable position, using pillows, elevating the head to sleep, learning to manage stress and doing physical activity are ways to help...

Are there risks to introducing complementary foods late (after the age of 6 months)?

Complementary foods should be introduced around the age of 6 months. A late introduction (after 6 months of age) can affect the baby's growth...

Can I introduce complementary foods before the age of 4 months?

Complementary foods should be introduced around the age of 6 months. Early introduction (before the age of 4 months) may present certain health risks...

Are sweeteners dangerous during pregnancy?

No, except for one of them. Sweeteners sold on the market are safe for pregnant women except for cyclamates. All other sweeteners, however, must...

Is it dangerous to drink coffee during pregnancy?

No, it is not dangerous to drink coffee during pregnancy. However, Health Canada recommends that pregnant women limit their consumption to 300 mg of...

When is it recommended to introduce cow’s milk in the baby’s diet?

For healthy infants, whole cow's milk (3.25% fat) can be integrated to a mixed diet at 9 to 12 months of age. From birth to...

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