Thursday, April 25, 2013

TOP STORY>>Month of the Military Child: New Parent Support program available

The New Parent Suport Program offers military families a program designed to educate and support to parents during pregnancy and the first years of their child’s life. The program is available to military and family members who are pregnant and/or any family with children up to three years old. Family members must be eligible for treatment at the medical treatment facility on base.

Benefits for participating in the program include:

The What to Expect teaching series, certificates for Give Parents a Break, breastfeeding support and educational classes or visits with a registered nurse. The program also offers information on nutrition, child growth and development, child proofing one’s home, family relations and personal needs.

Other support areas include:

The Airmen & Family Readiness Center, which offers a Bundles for Babies class every first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. While there, parents receive a free package full of infant necessities just for attending.

The base Women Infant and Chidren office gives nutritional couseling and breastfeeding support classes.

Playgroups at the Thomas Community and Activities Center are offered Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

For more information on any of the programs mentioned or other options, contact Mamye Miles at 501-987-7377.

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