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PLN Answers was designed to provide information for new parents on a variety of common subjects that we all find ourselves wondering about at some point during the mapless road trip that is parenting. The goal of the forum is not to debate back and forth, but to compile a sort of “best practices” guide that is supported by evidence-based resources. It’s okay to express a personal opinion, but it’s important to “show your work”: share whatever facts, information, and logic led you to form your opinion. Links to further reading are always helpful to include in your answer.
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These answers are provided as general information and advice. Please do not use them to self-diagnose or treat illnesses or other conditions. Please do not use them as a personal flotation device; if you are drowning in the sea of parenting, talk to your family doctor. Your maternity ward, midwife clinic, community centre, and even your local library library can be a great place to look for referrals to specific resources. Seek out classes, specialists, and government programs in your area if you are struggling. Always consult a health professional before making decisions regarding your child’s diet or medical treatment.
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