NYGH publications

Caring for your baby born at North York General Hospital (PDF)

This brochure contains information about taking care of your baby in hospital and once you go home.

What is Jaundice? (PDF)

Jaundice is common in newborns and refers to the yellow colour of the skin and the whites of the eyes. Learn about its causes, when to contact your doctor or midwife, treatment and care, and FAQs.

Breastfeeding help

North York General Hospital

Toronto Public Health Breastfeeding Services (including free local (PDF) and Chinese (PDF) breastfeeding support groups)

International Breastfeeding Centre (external website)

Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (external website)

La Leche League Canada (external website)

​​​​​Public health nurses

Toronto (Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, East York, Toronto)

York Region (Newmarket, Vaughn, Markham, Woodbridge, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Maple, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King)

Peel (Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon)

Halton (Burlington, Oakville,  Milton, Halton Hills)

The OMama website connects women and families to trusted, evidence-informed healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting information for Ontario.


Many of these may be available in the public library. Click the link to get details on each book. 

Pregnancy and birth


Breastfeeding and infant nutrition

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