‘Welcome Baby’ Nurse Helps New Mom and Baby With Tongue-Tie

Hooray for Welcome Baby RNs! Here’s a case where a visit from a nurse helped the baby get an important surgical procedure that allowed him to breastfeed.

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Dr. Margaret Lynn Yonekura, MD: Maternal Health Champion

Dr. Yonekura’s contributions in the fields of maternal health were recognized and honored at Maternal Mental Health NOW’s Speak Up When You’re Down Gala where she was awarded with the 2019 Maternal Health Champion Award.

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A Black History Month Remembrance: Dr. Loretta Jones

Dr. Loretta Jones, one of the original founders of LA Best Babies Network, passed away November 22, 2018. Her legacy informs and inspires the work we do every day.

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A Day in Review: Family Strengthening Network’s Peer-to-Peer Workshop

How to identify and support victims of sex trafficking, how to connect families to vital community services, and how to communicate effectively … Welcome Baby staff members picked up lots of practical training and tools at this event. Watch our 39-second video recap.

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Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, and City of Long Beach, Celebrate Five Years of Welcome Baby

A big congratulations to the Welcome Baby program at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach for receiving a special proclamation from Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia!

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First 5 LA Summit: Transforming Our Future Through Home Visiting. #StrongerFamiliesLA

It’s the summit that is definitely happening.

On June 13, the First 5 LA Family Strengthening Network’s annual summit will convene over 500 home visiting pros at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood to share success stories about the families they serve in Los Angeles County — and to celebrate those achievements.

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Parenting “Power Tools” — That’s What My Home Visitor Gives Me

“I was told that I’m the first teacher for my son … they make me believe that,” said Monica, who stood up and shared her home visiting experience at a recent meeting. When Monica started speaking, we grabbed a phone and hit the video record button. What we captured demonstrates how a home visiting program can kindle a parent’s passion for reading to her children — and how a home visitor provides parenting “power tools.”

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Los Angeles County Leaves Money on the Table for Home Visiting – But Not for Long

Other states and localities use a variety of sources to fund home visiting. L.A. County is exploring its options to help families with young children succeed.

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MCHA’s ‘Welcome Baby’ Parents Talk Back

Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA), which offers the free Welcome Baby program in partnership with California Hospital in Los Angeles, shared some of the feedback they’ve received from parents.

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Family Strengthening Training: The Quick Pitch and the Long Haul

Training requirements for Family Strengthening Network staff are rigorous and extensive. But that doesn’t mean there’s no time for fun.

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