& Family Resource Centre
n'Courage Girls' Club
Encouragement. Fun. Laughter. Creativity. Conversation. n’Courage Girls Club!
This group is designed for girls ages 10-13 and it is a great after school program for girls who love to craft and have fun. Our goal is to have a place where girls can come after school and enjoy snacks, crafts, friendship and learn new skills while encouraging healthy self-esteem.
This is what one of the girls in the group thinks of our program:
“This group is perfect for young girls; we do tons of activities, pay a multitude of games and overall just have a great time. It’s a Christian organization with the main focus being on improving self-esteem in a fun environment. We come to the Norfolk Pregnancy and Resource Centre every Wednesday to encourage girls to be themselves and try to help them be confident about who they are.”
As a leader I want to create a space for girls to come and have fun! I like to be creative by bringing a new activity each week. We encourage the girls by talking about self-esteem issues like body positivity and embracing who we truly are.
Please come join us! There is always room for newcomers.
This article was provided to us by the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit. For more information, there is a contact at the bottom or call NPC for help.
Pregnancy to ParentingInformation from health professionalsBABY'S FIRST YEAR · BREASTFEEDINGBreastfeeding: Signs that your baby is swallowing breast milk effectivelyFebruary 8, 2018Quynh Teresa Vu, RN
As a nurse, many parents express concerns like “My baby seems to be sucking at the breast but I am not sure if he is actually drinking my breast milk”. Often clients show up at the breastfeeding clinic asking for advice about what a good breastfeeding looks like.
A good breastfeeding can look very different for babies of different ages.Having the baby skin to skin at the chest immediately after birth will help with latching and breast milk production. The first few days after birth, your baby will want to breastfeed very often because their stomach is small and empties very quickly.
Initially, your breasts produce a thick, yellow and very nutritious breastmilk called colostrum. The frequent emptying of the breasts through breastfeeding will help your mature breast milk come in. It is important to breastfeed whenever your baby shows signs of hunger.
When your breastmilk comes in between day 2 and day 5 after birth, your baby will be able to drink more at each breastfeeding. While your baby is breastfeeding, you can look at their jaw to see whether they are swallowing.
Signs your baby is sucking and swallowing breast milk effectively:
Learn more on how to tell if you are breastfeeding well.
It is important to get help right away if your baby is not showing signs of breastfeeding well. You can also connect with a nurse via our eChat or call (416) 338-7600.
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