Congratulations! Your baby is here! Now what? Below are some tools to help you care for your new baby.
Newborn Care: Getting Started
Babies seem so delicate. You might need some practice before you feel comfortable with their daily routine.
But don’t worry; here is some great information on the basics of caring for your newborn. Learn about childbirth, breastfeeding, bringing your baby home, how to change a diaper, how to bond with your baby, and many other helpful topics! It is a great resource for both new and experienced parents.
Help for Breastfeeding Moms
We want you to have the tools you need to breastfeed when your baby is born. You can get a breast pump through Ameda Direct or Aeroflow at no cost to you. Ameda Direct and Aeroflow also have online breastfeeding tips and a lactation specialist you can call. They also have several breast pumps to choose from. To learn more:
- Aeroflow: 1-844-867-9890 or https://aeroflowbreastpumps.com/.
- Ameda Direct: 1-877-791-0064 or https://insured.amedadirect.com.
Online Baby Care Class
The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia has an online community called Pickles and Ice Cream Georgia. They host a free, 90 minute online baby care course where you can learn about baby health, diapering, playtime, and more. The course is open to any child-bearing person who is currently pregnant, support partners, or has given birth within the past 6 months. You can even earn up to $20 in gift cards for taking part in these classes! Go to picklesandicecreamga.org/events/ to sign up and learn more.
Putting your baby to sleep safely can save its life. Remember to always put baby asleep alone, on their back and in a crib. Need help finding a crib? Call 2-1-1 for local resources.
- Your Child’s First Checkup: 3 – 5 Days
- Your Newborn’s Growth
- Communication and Your Newborn
- Newborn Development
- Learning: Play and Your Newborn
- Childhood Immunizations
Member Services: 1-855-202-0729 (TTY: 1-800-255-0056 or 711), Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.