As a new parent, one of the most important decisions you will make is where your baby will sleep.
Every year, there are thousands of sleep-related deaths among babies.
22% of mothers report NOT placing their baby on his or her back to sleep.
39% of mothers report using soft bedding when placing babies… Read more >
As the Onondaga County Health Department continues its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, it is important to remember other issues that are affecting our health. October is SIDS Awareness Month, and while Onondaga County has seen an overall decrease in the rate of infant deaths since the 1990s, this decrease has… Read more >
Being separated from our friends, extended family, and the rest of the community during this COVID-19 pandemic can be especially hard if you’re pregnant or taking care of a new baby or young children. Pregnant women, mothers, and fathers may not have the support they would normally have. The Onondaga County Health Department is just… Read more >
By Lisa GreenMills, Program Coordinator, Syracuse Healthy Start
and Kara Verbanic, Public Health Educator
Finding out you’re pregnant can be life-changing news, and along with all the congratulations and well wishes from family and friends, new parents also get bombarded with plenty of unsolicited advice! It can range from helpful, to mildly amusing, to outright… Read more >