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Parent Support

Being a parent is one of the most important jobs you will ever have.

Here are some tools to help you along the way.

CDC’s Milestone Tracker App

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. You can download a free app from the CDC called the Milestone Tracker App to track your child’s development. The app will help you watch for changes as your child grows so you can let your child’s doctor know if there are any problems.

Download it free today on iOSExternal and AndroidExternal devices in English and Spanish.




Find a Doctor

It is very important your baby has a doctor as soon as possible to monitor development while also preventing, managing, and healing illness. If you need help finding a doctor for your baby or yourself, you can:


If you are feeling stressed your child will feel the stress, too. It is important to take care of yourself to keep your baby healthy.


Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby. Your local health unit has WIC staff who can answer your questions and help you get breastfeeding off to a good start. Call for an appointment today. We want to support you during this exciting time. Your Local Health Unit and WIC Clinic can help you with questions about shots for your child and breastfeeding support.

Safe Sleep

For more safe sleep tips click here.

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