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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.

Safe Sleep: Smoke-Free Living

February 24, 2016

It is no secret that smoking harms our bodies, both internally and externally. Even the slightest exposure to secondhand smoke can be detrimental to you and your family’s health. The CDC reports that around “88 million children and adults who do not smoke are exposed to other people’s smoke.” Imagine what happens to a baby,[…..]

WHY NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP BABIES PERFROM BETTER IN SCHOOL

February 18, 2016

What happens when first-time mothers like Sinai Herrera receive guidance and encouragement from a support system to spend ample time with their little one? That child’s cognitive development and school readiness improves. When you take the time to teach children from day one, you support them to have a healthy development. For new mothers of[…..]