Expecting & New Parents

new mother with infant

New parents have a lot to consider when it comes to their child's health. Find information and resources to help new and expecting parents keep the youngest Vermonters healthy and safe.

Information for You

Laboratories can test water and soil to find out if they contain certain radioactive materials.

All babies born in Vermont have the opportunity to receive a newborn screening test to check for rare but serious diseases which may not be apparent at birth.

According to Vermont law: An abused or neglected child is a child whose physical health, psychological growth, and development or welfare is harmed or is at substantial risk of harm by the acts or omissions of his or her parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare.

WIC is a nutrition program for you and your growing family. WIC includes nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and health care referrals.

While all children develop at their own pace, some develop at a rate that may concern parents and providers. The Child Development Clinic evaluates young Vermont children up to about age 8.

You already know that breastfeeding is best for you and your baby. What you may not know is that learning to breastfeed can take time, patience and practice.

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