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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.

HOME VISITING: Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work

June 10, 2018

  You know you need to go back to work. You also know you need to keep breastfeeding your little one. So how do you juggle both? Breastfeeding has many benefits for mom and baby. Your home visitor can help you prepare for pumping at work.  Here are some topics that you can cover with[…..]

Why Every Mom Deserves to be a Breastfeeding Champion

August 17, 2015

Breastfeeding has advantages for mothers and babies, but it’s not always easy. The entire community can provide support and encouragement to get more mothers to breastfeed. More mothers, fathers, friends, and families should be breastfeeding champions and advocates. Why does breastfeeding matter? Human milk is recognized as the best form of nutrition for infants. You[…..]

Breastfeeding Resources for the Delaware Mom

April 1, 2014

Breastfeeding is just one special way to bond with your newborn. In addition, there are multiple benefits, such as reduction in food expenses, healthier mothers and babies, and more time spent with your new bundle of joy. While some women know right away that they want to breastfeed, others may have questions.  Not sure if[…..]