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Our Welcome Baby Program

Valley Presbyterian Hospital, designated as a "Baby Friendly Hospital" through Baby-Friendly USA (BFUSA), offers a Welcome Baby program with free hospital and home-based services to all families who deliver at our Little Treasures Maternity Services unit.

The Welcome Baby program was made possible entirely through a grant from First 5 LA, a child and family advocacy organization. The hospital has partnered with nonprofit organization El Nido Family Centers to provide home-based services to Welcome Baby participants.

The goal of Welcome Baby is to work with families to enhance the parent-child relationship and maximize the health, safety and security of the baby, while linking families to support services as needed. Welcome Baby provides new and expecting moms a personal Parent Coach to offer support and information during pregnancy and through the baby's first nine months. There are multiple levels of engagement with the patient, including one-on-one visits in the home, at the hospital and by phone. These engagements provide parents with an opportunity to learn about topics such as parenting and early child development, nutrition, breastfeeding, maternal depression, and home safety, and provide assistance with obtaining basic health care and insurance coverage for both mom and baby.

In addition to education and support, Welcome Baby participants also may receive baby-friendly items including developmentally appropriate toys, thermometers, nursing pillows and baby-proofing supplies for their home. By providing these items to families, the program aims to enhance the home environment in a way that will nurture the healthy and safe development of children. All families will benefit in different ways from Welcome Baby depending on where they live and each family's specific needs.

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