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Universal Newborn Home Visiting Program

Baby Steps to Bright Future's Launched in August 2023!

Universal Newborn Home Visiting Program

Offers support to all with newborns during the first few weeks of life.

Visit our Family Health Page to learn more about all of our family programs 

 

Baby Steps to Bright Futures

The Baby Steps to Bright Futures program is a voluntary universal newborn home visiting program. It includes three (3) home visits and one (1) phone visit. It is designed to serve Moms, Dads, Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, Grandparents...Families!⬆

A health professional visits caregivers and newborns right within the comfort of your home. Health professionals are Nurses, Health Educators and/or Certified Lactation Consultants who understand the health needs of you and your newborn.

For more information or for an appointment, call 518-873-3500

What happens during the visits?

Includes 3 home visits and 1 phone visit from a nurse or health educator.

  • Visits include:
    • Infant feeding – support infant development and growth
    • Baby weight check!
    • Safety education and safe sleeping
    • Connecting families to community resources
  • Contact us at 518-873-3500 for more information or for an appointment.

 

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Testimony from a local mom

A thankful new mom

Additional Resources:

If you’re pregnant or recently had a baby, feeling sad or depressed is common. Up to 1 in 7 women feel this way. There is help available. Call 1800-522-5006 (TTY 1800-655-1789) or visit Moms’ Mental Health Matters, the NYSDOH Maternal Mental Health site and/or the Postpartum Resource Center of New York site.

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