Nurses are available to visit the homes of new mothers and answer any questions and address concerns in Douglas County, WI.
Home visiting, by public health nurses, after the baby is born helps parents with questions related to managing their baby’s health and safety needs. Hospital nurses and social workers provide information on “new baby visits” to parents before they leave the hospital. This is a free service for all new babies who live in Douglas County.
Public health nurses provide the following free services:
- Information on infant growth and development, safe sleeping positions, feeding (breast and formula feeding), infant hygiene, home safety, immunizations, and other information as needed
- Weigh, measure growth, and conduct a brief physical assessment
- Provide education and referral resources needed for postpartum care for mom
- Promote and educate safe sleep
If you or others should be in a life threatening situation or need immediate help, call 911 or use your local emergency phone number.