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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

SIDS Awareness Month: Lower Your Baby’s Risk of SIDS

October 27, 2014

October is SIDS Awareness Month. In 2010, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome accounted for 12.5% of black infant deaths and 8.8% of white infant deaths in Delaware. While SIDS cannot be 100% prevented, there are four easy steps you can take to lower your baby’s risk. They are The Four Rules of Safe Sleep: SLEEP ALONE:[…..]

8 Easy Steps to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

October 22, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among woman. Although there are many factors that put you at risk for breast cancer, there are also many steps you can take to lower this risk:   Keep a healthy weight. Exercise at least 4 hours a week. Get[…..]

Safe Sleep: Tell Your Babysitter about Safe Sleep

October 8, 2014

Babysitters are lifesavers when you’re looking to unwind and have a night out without your child. They watch over your baby, and should do everything they can to be sure your baby is safe and sound when you return. You can help them with this by making sure they know about the 4 Rules of[…..]