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NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP)

The New Parent Support Program is a FREE voluntary program to help military families with young children adapt to parenthood and thrive as healthy families. Program benefits are available to active duty military families who are expecting a child or who have a child up to three years of age. Private, in-home support for new parents is the main focus of the NPSP. The NPSP is staffed with nurses who can provide one-on-one support and guidance for expecting and new parents. This program can also assist parents cope with the challenges of having a new baby, and manage the demands of parenting-and sometimes single parenting-when the service member is deployed. The program includes access to books, booklets, DVDs and other materials on parenting. NPSP services are offered throughout Joint Base San Antonio. 
SAFE SLEEP

*  Always place babies on their backs to sleep at night and at nap time. Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

*  Babies should always sleep in a crib. The safest place for a baby is in the same room as the parents but alone in a separate sleep area.

*  Keep loose objects, soft toys, and bedding out of the baby's sleep area. Do not use pillows and blankets in a baby's sleeping area. A baby should sleep in a crib with only a tight fitting sheet.

*  Avoid letting your baby overheat during the night. A baby should be dressed lightly for sleep. Set the room temperature in a range that is comfortable for a lightly clothed adult.

*  Do not use crib bumpers. These do not reduce injuries and can cause suffocation.

*  Avoid smoking. Both maternal smoking during pregnancy and secondhand smoke after birth should be avoided.

*  Breastfeeding is recommended for at least the first six months of life. Breastfeeding is associated with a reduced risk of SIDS. 

Breast Feeding Resources

Breastfeeding Classes  For Expectant Parents

Given by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants

Choose one class that best fits your schedule.  Expectant mothers and fathers are encouraged to attend.

SAMMC – Second or third Saturday afternoon of the month (1 PM to 3 PM).

Contact SAMMC Lactation Office to register, at 210-916-0139

LOCAL WIC BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES CLICK HERE!

 

CONTACT US

JBSA-Lackland
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Clinic 
1100 Wilford Hall Loop, building 4554
3rd Floor, B Wing 
Phone: 210-292-5967


JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
2270 Stanley Road, building 198
Phone: 210-221-1996


JBSA-Randolph
221 3rd Street West
Phone: 210-652-6308


Community Resource List
FREE CAR SEAT CLINIC




ATTEND A FREE CAR SEAT CLINIC
For information on the car seat class and clinic at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston or JBSA-Lackland, call 210-292-5967

Babie Cry, Be Prepared!



HOW TO SOOTHE A CRYING BABY

Does your baby need:

Feeding?

Burping?

Diapering?

Feeling Frustrated:

Call family or a friend.

Place your baby in a safe environment and walk
away to calm down.

Is your baby:

Ill or feverish? Seek medical attention!

Too cold?

Too warm?

Try:

Offering a pacifier, warm bath or toy.

Cuddling or rocking.

Reading, singing or playing music.

Changing baby’s environment: Take baby for
a stroller walk. Take baby for a car ride.

NEVER SHAKE Your Baby (CLICK HERE)