Infant Health & Wellness
Breastfeeding has health benefits for both mother and baby, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for 12 months. It can be challenging to breastfeed, so read here for tips and more information.
Low birthweight, when a baby is born weighing less than 2500 grams (about 5.5 pounds), is one of the largest contributors to infant mortality in Chicago. Getting prenatal care early is a great way to be proactive about the health of your baby.
Positive Parenting & Infant Wellness
Babies don’t come with instructions and parenting can be hard. Here are some tips and resources for new parents, to learn how to understand your baby’s development and how to support their mental health and wellness.
Preterm birth, when a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation instead of the usual 39-40 weeks, is one of the largest contributors to infant mortality in Chicago. Getting prenatal care early is a great way to be proactive about the health of your baby.
SUIDS/SIDS & Infant Safety
Sudden unexpected infant death syndrome (SUIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of an infant under one year of age. SUIDS includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. SUIDS is the leading cause of death among infants from 1 month to 1 year of age in the U.S.
Vaccines are safe and protect your child from 16 preventable diseases that can lead to hospitalization and death. These include measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and chickenpox. Vaccines have the power to stop them in their tracks.
Family Services and Other Support
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Pregnancy Testing, Prenatal Care, Birth Control, Sexually Transmitted Infections and more...
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