start regular prenatal care early in pregnancy. If you are or may become pregnant, take a daily multivitamin with micrograms of folic acid to prevent birth defects. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs not prescribed for you.
breastfeeding protects against allergies and infections and makes your baby stronger and healthier. Breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months – the longer you breastfeed, the better.
children need regular check-ups , starting soon after birth, to make sure they are developing well and to get their vaccinations. keep your child’s vaccinations up-to date!
-PROTECT AGAINST INFLUENZA.children 6 months and older should get a flu shot every year.
-PROTECT AGAINST LEAD POISONING.have your child tested for lead at 1 and 2 years of age.