This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues.
Cover Your Cough
Little Voices for Healthy Choices
Currently, the Head Start Program Performance Standards require breastfeeding education for expectant families and accommodations for breastfeeding children. Breastfeeding provides a true head start for the children that Head Start programs serve. Research shows that breastfeeding has important long-term impacts on the health and development of children and the health and well-being of mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and many other health organizations recommend that babies breastfeed exclusively for the first six months.
To create a positive breastfeeding experience, fathers are encouraged to learn about breastfeeding and assume responsibility for household chores to help breastfeeding mothers. Staff, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and families may use this information on how fathers can support breastfeeding mothers and participate in activities to promote parent-child bonding.
Use these forms to document dental home information and current oral health status and services; such as diagnostic and preventive services, counseling, restorative and emergency care, and referral to a specialist.
This link provides ordering information for a DVD that discusses common breastfeeding challenges and solutions. Health and nutrition coordinators, program staff, and families learn how working together may help mothers overcome breastfeeding barriers like breastfeeding in public, cultural barriers, and pain from breastfeeding.