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.

HOME VISITING: Preparing for your new baby

January 29, 2018

Getting ready to welcome a new baby is very exciting! You are preparing to get to know your little one. When it comes to preparation, there is a lot to think about. All the information you read can get overwhelming. That’s why a home visitor can be a great help. Home visiting is a free[…..]

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[…..]