Maternal Child Health / Breastfeeding

Tender Care

A maternal child health program is an educational and support program for pregnant women and children 5 years and younger. Is this program for you? Yes!

If you:

  • Are a resident of Wayne County
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a newborn or a child age 1 to 5 years
  • Just gave birth

What does this program offer?

  • Education
  • Information about and referral to other Wayne County programs
  • Lead testing information
  • M.D. referral
  • Physical assessment
  • Presumptive Medicaid and WIC application
  • Risk assessment
  • Support
  • Work with families in anticipation of a new child

Education Includes

  • Access to services
  • Childbirth
  • Environmental/drug/alcohol/tobacco effects on the fetus
  • Fetal development
  • Immunizations
  • Infant and child development
  • Infant care
  • Nutrition
    • Prenatal
    • Breastfeeding
    • Family
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum care and follow up
  • Prenatal care
  • Risk Factors
  • Well child vs ill child care

Services are usually covered by your insurance or free.