Maternal & Infant Health

Maternal Infant Health: The health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families determines the health of the community in the future. By identifying the health challenges and risks they face now, health problems in the future can be prevented. Schuyler County Public Health provides new and expectant parents with health guidance and referrals to make sure they receive the proper care and services they need before the baby is born and after they arrive. This health guidance is provided through voluntary home visits available to all new and expectant parents in the County.

Baby Café: Research suggests that breastfed babies have a lower risk of multiple health issues including asthma, childhood obesity, and sudden infant death syndrome while mothers who breastfeed are at lower risk of ovarian cancer, some types of breast cancer, and Type 2 diabetes. Schuyler County Public Health promotes breastfeeding through our Baby Café program. Our Baby Café is a free drop-in center that provides support, advice, and assistance to mothers. At the Baby Café, mothers can get advice and tips about breastfeeding and other relevant topics from certified lactation counselors and other mothers in a relaxed environment.

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2017, March 27). Maternal, Infant, and Child Health. Retrieved March 27, 2017, from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/maternal-infant-and-child-health
Office on Women's Health. (2014, July 21). Why breastfeeding is important. Retrieved March 24, 2017, from https://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-benefits.html