Welcome to the Delaware Thrives blog!

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.

Black Breastfeeding Week 2022

July 21, 2022

There are countless reasons why breastfeeding is best for black mothers and babies. Join our sessions that break down the barriers to breastfeeding and offer support to help moms form that healthy bond with their little ones.

Let’s Get Behind Breastfeeding — and Share the Love with Moms and Babies

July 20, 2022

Breastfeeding is an incredible act of love for mothers and babies, creating a bond that can last a lifetime. Through breastfeeding, a mother gives her child one of the very best starts in life, in terms of physical and emotional wellness. Plus, when a mother breastfeeds, she practices “self-love,” because it provides her with benefits[…..]

Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage

May 26, 2022

We all want what is best for our children, and of course that includes proper and safe nutrition for our babies and toddlers. We understand the toll the baby formula shortage is taking on Delaware families, and we are here to help guide you with trusted and up-to-date information. What happened? The shortage of baby[…..]

Elevating Women’s Voices: An Intimate Conversation About Black Maternal Health

March 30, 2022

Date: Wednesday, April 13 Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Join the Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium to celebrate Black Maternal Health Awareness Week, April 11 – 17, with a live-broadcast panel discussion featuring Tiffany Chalk, Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, and other voices in our community. Tune in to DETV Broadcast (Comcast channel 28), DETV Social[…..]

Protect your child from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Child. What to Know. Where to Go.

December 29, 2021

From reading every nutrition label on their baby food to toddler-proofing your kitchen to insisting they wear helmets on bikes, scooters and roller skates, you take great care to protect your child. You do everything you can to keep them safe, no matter where they are. You will go to any length to keep your[…..]

Prematurity Awareness Month: How to Lower the Risks

November 22, 2021

Did you know that one in every 10 babies is born prematurely each year in the United States? A premature (or preterm) birth is when a baby is born at least three weeks before the due date. A developing baby goes through important growth throughout pregnancy, including in the final months and weeks. For example,[…..]

The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe — and Effective — for Moms and Moms to Be

October 13, 2021

When it comes to the health and happiness of her child, a mom questions everything. Especially in the first few years. The more a mom knows, the better she can protect her child and provide proper nurturing — from the moment she is pregnant until her baby is born and through early childhood. So it’s[…..]

Introduction to the ChristianaCare Health Ambassador Program

May 11, 2021

Adriana Viveros-Sosa Community Health Program Coordinator | Office of Health Equity | ChristianaCare Phone: 302-428-6698 | Cell: 302-274-9969 | Fax: 302-428-5008 4000 Nexus Drive, Wilmington, DE 19803 Office: 302-428-6698 #LoveOfHealth

Intro to the Dual Generation Center at Stubbs Early Education Center

May 10, 2021

The Dual Generation Center at the Stubbs Early Education Center — located at 1100 N. Pine Street, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801 — offers opportunities for adults in parenting skills, literacy, financial education, GED preparation, and job training. The center also houses state services from the Department of Health and Social Services; the Department of[…..]

Planning a Pregnancy? Make Sure Lowering Risk for Preeclampsia Is at the Top of Your List.

April 28, 2021

From finances and maternity leave to finding an obstetrician and scheduling appointments to buying a car seat and deciding where to put the baby’s crib, a ton goes into planning for pregnancy and the arrival of your “bundle of joy.” Unfortunately, whether she’s trying to get pregnant or intends to have a child in the[…..]