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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.

HELP ME GROW: A Curious Baby is a Healthy Baby

October 15, 2018

  A curious baby is a healthy baby. Curiosity means your baby is trying to learn how things work. Your baby will learn new things right away. Sitting, walking, or crawling to name a few! Your baby will also start to develop problem-solving skills.  This is the way a child thinks and makes decisions. It[…..]

HOME VISITING: More Than a Nurse

October 11, 2018

  Parenting can have many ups and downs. There are the good things, like seeing your baby smile for the first time. There are also the frustrations, like the potential of your baby not latching during breastfeeding. No one said caring for a baby was easy—even if you have a team of family or friends[…..]

HEALTH EQUITY: Create Healthy Communities

October 6, 2018

Where we live can greatly affect our health. It can increase our risk of health problems. It can make our health problems worse. People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes face challenges when managing their disease. This is partially because of health inequities.  You might think that the only barrier to being healthy is not having[…..]