- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Two nurses in Bismarck are conducting newborn home visits as a follow-up to hospital discharge.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1S5y0sw ) that the visits are part of a free program offered by Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health called the Babies And Mothers Beyond Birth Education (BAMBBE) program.

The nurses answer questions about breastfeeding, sudden infant death syndrome, injury and disease prevention.

They also speak with new moms about how they’re feeling and whether they’re getting enough sleep. A panel of government-backed experts recently released a new set of recommendations that says all pregnant women and new mothers should be screened for depression.

Public health nurse Jessica Linneman says the home visits are quick and convenient for new moms, typically lasting only 45 minutes.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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