“Children are like wet cement — whatever falls on them makes an impression.” (Haim Ginott )
Looking for a great start for you and your new baby? There are many programs available that are not income based and can give you and your baby a great start to a healthy life. Counties in Minnesota have home visiting available for new moms-babies. There are many questions that come up:
Is my baby gaining enough weight?
How do I calm a fussy baby?
When do I take baby to the doctor?
Everyone is giving me advice — how do I know what is right?
Many school districts offer free new born baby programs as well, so check the website of your local school district. The Cambridge-Isanti program is called Exploring New Borns and moms-babies come together and have help from a trained staff person in answering many questions and sharing information.
Public Health offers many programs as well, and these are not only for those below a certain income — Public Health is for the entire community. Your local county Public Health website has a great deal of helpful information.
A new “Mom to Mom” group supporting breastfeeding moms-families has formed and is meeting monthly in Cambridge and Isanti. Check www.eastcentralbreastfeeding.org for details.
“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.” (Alvin Price)
East Central Breastfeeding Coalition