Maternal & Child Health

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Supporting you through pregnancy, birth and through the years

The first years of a child’s life involve periods of rapid growth and development, playing a crucial role in long-term health outcomes. The World Health Organization has set a goal, working with partners to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 by 2030. If all countries were able to meet this goal, a predicted 11 million lives would be saved. Research shows that the health of a newborn is directly related to pregnancy and postpartum health outcomes for the mother. The Health and Well-Being Team is focused on improving the health and well-being of New Hampshire families from pregnancy, birth and beyond.   


We offer a variety of programming to help support you in all areas of maternal and child health. Check out these resources to see what programming we can bring to you!

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Feeding Infants During a Formula Shortage

Many parents are, rightfully, concerned about the formula shortage right now and are looking for solutions to get through this dangerous time. Although it is tempting to find homemade recipes, it is NOT recommended to make your own formula. Infants are still building their immunity and are a high-risk population, thus food poisoning and kidney damage are a real danger for them. UNH Extension’s Healthy Living Program Manager and Registered Dietitian, Kate Graves, shares these recommendations for families: Read More


Supporting new parents when welcoming new life into the family
Welcoming a new baby into your home is a joyous time. But it can be challenging. Learn More
New Hampshire food pantries benefit from fresh produce that is safely grown, harvested and donated by community members
World Food Safety Day, observed on June 7, serves as a global reminder of the critical role safe food plays in our lives. Produce from home gardens ca... Learn More
Fresh produce, fresh air — it’s time to go to the farmers market!
Fresh produce, fresh air — it’s time to go to the farmers market! Learn More
Have you ever walked into a room and heard someone say, “Ok Google”, “Alexa” or “Siri?” These are voice commands for Voice Assistants using artificial... Learn More
Interview with Emily Leavitt Creteau, Speech Language Pathologist
Early childhood is an age where children are learning at a rapid pace! In the blink of an eye our children go from infants in need of support with nea... Learn More

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