New Baby Visits (Postpartum Visits)
Home visiting, by public health nurses, after the baby is born helps parents with questions related to managing their baby's health and safety needs. Hospital nurses and social workers provide information on "new baby visits" to parents before they leave the hospital. The Public Health Services also sends information on available services via a congratulatory postcard to all parents in the county who have newborn babies.
Public health nurses provide the following free services:
- Information on infant growth and development, safe sleeping positions, feeding (breast and formula feeding), infant hygiene, home safety, immunizations, and other information as needed
- Weigh, measure growth, and conduct a brief physical assessment
- Provide education and referral resources needed for postpartum care for mom
- Promote and educate safe sleep for babies via DVD, and provide a newborn halo sleeper
To request a new baby visit, call (715) 395-1304 and ask for the Intake Nurse.