Video: Parents With Older Children and a Baby Talk About Home Visiting

“When my son was this age I didn’t sing or talk to him — I thought that he didn’t need it,” says Maria, who appears in this video with her husband and baby daughter. “But through you and Welcome Baby, I learned that I need to talk to them since they are born. I see how important it is to talk and sing to them at an early age.”

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Video: 2nd Annual Family Strengthening Summit: The Power of Home Visiting

LA Best Babies Network and its partner organizations hosted the second annual Family Strengthening Summit on June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. The event brought together roughly 500 staff members and others affiliated with the Welcome Baby program and its home visiting services. Videos of all presentations are included here.

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Video: Mom Tells Northridge Hospital Staff How ‘Welcome Baby’ Helped Her

A mom talks to her Welcome Baby Parent Coach and Hospital Liaison at Northridge Hospital and explains how the program helped her with breastfeeding and with her psychological health, neither of which had gone well after delivering her first child.

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Janice French Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Janice French, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for decades of important contributions to the field of maternal and child health.

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Videos: Second-Time Mom Talks About Benefits of ‘Welcome Baby’

Ashley, a second-time mom in Lancaster, California, never breastfed her first daughter. But that was six years ago and she was determined to breastfeed her new baby girl. Initially, it wasn’t easy — it was downright painful — but she credits her Welcome Baby parent coach for talking her through the challenges and helping her succeed.

“If we didn’t talk about that, I probably would not have breastfed — not at all,” she tells parent coach Maureen Farrell

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Video: Dr. Sean Kossari Highlights the Benefits of ‘Welcome Baby’

San Fernando Valley OB/GYN Dr. Sean Kossari tells Welcome Baby outreach specialist Mardee Jessop why he encourages all his patients to enroll in the Welcome Baby program. Specific topics include: parent education, breastfeeding, parent-child bonding, maternal depression, and helping parents understand healthy infant development.

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El Nido and Valley Presbyterian Celebrate First Year of ‘Welcome Baby’

Moms, dads, babies, and the people who serve them gathered at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys to celebrate the first year of the Welcome Baby program, which is run in partnership by the hospital and El Nido Family Centers.

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Video: 1st Annual Family Strengthening Summit: Building Resilience in Our Network

LA Best Babies Network hosted the first annual Family Strengthening Summit on June 2 in Los Angeles. The event brought together over 400 staff members and others affiliated with the Welcome Baby program and its home visiting services. Video of all presentations is included here.

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‘Welcome Baby’ Mom Pays It Forward

Sarah was exhausted and at the end of her rope. That’s not uncommon for a new mom. But she was also feeling the anxiety and frustration of not being able to breastfeed her hungry newborn.

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