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Welcome Baby Program

Welcome Baby provides L.A. County pregnant women and new moms with information, support and a trusted partner to help you through the journey of pregnancy and early parenthood.

This free and voluntary program from First 5 LA offers the following during pregnancy and throughout your baby's first nine months, and can include the following:

  • An in-hospital visit where you will receive assistance with breastfeeding and information about bonding and attachment, taking care of your baby, and resources your family may need as you transition into motherhood

  • A personal Parent Coach who meets with you and your family in the comfort and convenience of your home

  • Information and support on breastfeeding, home safety and other topics

  • An in-home appointment with a nurse within the first few days after delivering at the hospital

  • Referrals to additional resources to help you and your baby

  • Baby- and mom-friendly items such as thermometers, nursing pillows, toys and baby-proofing supplies for the home

The program is available to all L.A. County families at no cost, who deliver or plan to deliver at one of 13 participating Welcome Baby hospitals, regardless of income status. Welcome Baby will benefit families in different ways based upon where they live and their specific needs.

For more information, please contact AVPH at (661) 942-4719.

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