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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.


April 18, 2016

When you become a parent you take on a million responsibilities. Providing basic necessities for your child is essential and you know it will cost you time and money. You want what is best for your child, so you will make sacrifices. Right? Parenting doesn’t have to cost you everything in your life. You can[…..]

Safe Sleep: Delaware’s Professionals Explain How We Can Reduce Infant Mortality (Video)

April 11, 2016

Video Information Update: Please note that Dr. Gorum is the former co-chair of the Delaware Healthy Mothers and Infants Consortium.  There are no proven ways to prevent SIDS, but there are ways we can lower the risks. SIDS is short for sudden infant death syndrome and Delaware has one of the highest rates of it.[…..]

Developmental Screening: Parents, Do You Know the Milestones?

April 4, 2016

Babies grow at the speed of light. The first 1,000 days of a baby’s life are a period of super-fast changes in their bodies, their brains, and their emotions. Your child will learn, think, problem solve, move, grow, and develop in new ways at every age. These new achievements are called milestones! You can monitor[…..]