Maternal and Child Health
The state of Wisconsin offers a variety of resources for pregnant women, infants, children, and families.
WIC (Women, Infant, and Children)
Prenatal Care Coordination
Wisconsin Works (W2)
Childcare Expense Assistance
Wisconsin Well Woman Program
Wisconsin Well Badger is the central directory for all information and referral
to services for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program, Children and Youth
with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) program, Women, Infant and Children
supplemental nutrition program (WIC), Health Check/Healthy Start and Medicaid
Pregnancy Outreach program, and the Wisconsin Well Women Program
(WWWP). The Well Badger Resource Center is staffed to provide information
and referrals with a deliberate focus to engage high-risk populations and for
those with special needs. Call the toll free number at 1-800-642-7837 OR
visit https://wellbadger.org/ to access these
The Well Badger Resource Center is managed by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Phone: 1-800-642-7837 (Se Habla Español, Peb Hais lub Hmoob) Email: email@example.com
Time for Bed!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death.
The two most common types of sleep positioners feature raised supports or pillows (called “bolsters”) that are attached to each side of a mat, or a wedge to raise a baby’s head. The positioners are intended to keep a baby in a specific position while sleeping and are intended for infants under 6 months old.
To reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including accidental suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their backs, positioned on a firm, empty surface. This surface should not contain soft objects, toys, pillows, or loose bedding.
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