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Milwaukee's Cribs for Kids Program

Milwaukee's Cribs for Kids Program The City of Milwaukee Health Department became an official Cribs for Kids® site in May 2009. Our Cr

Operating as usual

10/14/2015

everyone has the ability to save babies; how are you contributing to helping babies reach their first birthday?

Some of the great staff at the Milwaukee Health Department are out saving babies at Miller Park.
10/14/2015

Some of the great staff at the Milwaukee Health Department are out saving babies at Miller Park.

Giant A, B, C' S of Safe Sleep blocks! Babies sleep safest:A= aloneB= on their backsC= in a crib with no pillows or blan...
09/25/2013

Giant A, B, C' S of Safe Sleep blocks!
Babies sleep safest:
A= alone
B= on their backs
C= in a crib with no pillows or blankets
S= in a smoke-free home
at nap and at night!

Be sure to sign your church up for the Third Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath in Milwaukee!
09/13/2013
Columbia St. Mary's - Safe Sleep Sabbath - Home

Be sure to sign your church up for the Third Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath in Milwaukee!

Did you know that, according to the United Nations, the black infant mortality rate in Milwaukee is worse than the rate in Malaysia, Latvia, Cuba, Chile, Thailand and 62 other countries?

Attention all Milwaukee Churches! The dates have been set for the 3rd Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath. Register at: www.safesl...
08/29/2013
Columbia St. Mary's - Safe Sleep Sabbath - Home

Attention all Milwaukee Churches! The dates have been set for the 3rd Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath. Register at: www.safesleepsabbath.org

The Safe Sleep Sabbath is being planned cooperatively by Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Columbia St. Mary's Hospital and Church of God in Christ Churches of the Northwest Jurisdiction (COGIC). Columbia St. Mary's and COGIC have been working collaboratively to improve…

Taking Safe Sleep Messages door to door in Milwaukee
08/28/2013

Taking Safe Sleep Messages door to door in Milwaukee

great advice.
07/02/2013
Interpreting Cries for Attention

great advice.

Babies let others know their needs when they cry. It is important to recognize this form of communication from your child. By understanding how your child co...

Baby in a box - JSOnline
06/05/2013
Baby in a box - JSOnline

Baby in a box - JSOnline

Finland gives its expectant moms a box filled with clothes, sheets and toys. The box can be used as a crib. BBC news says the gift has been credited with helping the country achieve one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world.

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03/26/2013

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01/07/2013
City of Milwaukee Health Department Statement on Infant Death

MHD is deeply saddened to learn of another infant death that may be related to unsafe sleep practices. Click to read our press release.

The City of Milwaukee Health Department is deeply saddened to learn today of another infant death that may be related to unsafe sleep practices.

05/16/2012
Rossen Reports: Crib products may be deadly, experts say

Rossen Reports: Crib products may be deadly, experts say

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more babies are suffocating while sleeping, and warns parents to keep cribs empty — yet bumpers and other accessories continue to be sold. Jeff Rossen goes undercover to investigate.

Great article, though we recommend using a sleep sack to keep your infant warm, instead of a blanket.
02/15/2012
Don't believe the hype: sleeping with your baby is not okay

Great article, though we recommend using a sleep sack to keep your infant warm, instead of a blanket.

In a recent visit to Australia, US Anthropologist Professor James McKenna claimed that under the right circumstances, breastfed babies could safely sleep in the same bed as their mothers. This was a perfectly…

SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?
01/30/2012
SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

As researchers and parenting groups continue to measure the effectiveness of recent guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a team of researchers in England are honing in on another possible risk factor -- vitamin D deficiency. Pediatric pathologists Irene Schei...

Timeline photos
01/18/2012

Timeline photos

The CJ Foundation for SIDS has set up an email campaign to encourage Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor the Stil...
01/10/2012
Stillbirth & SUID Prevention, Education, & Awareness Act (S1862/HR3418)

The CJ Foundation for SIDS has set up an email campaign to encourage Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor the Stillbirth and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention, Education and Awareness Act of 2011 (S1862/ HR3418). Simply click the link below and enter your contact information. YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPOSE THE EMAIL YOURSELF. A generic email will be sent to your Senators and Representative based on your zip code.

The Stillbirth and SUID Prevention, Education Awareness Act (S1862/HR3418) was introduced in Congress on November 15, 2011 with bipartisan support. Please learn more and see how your quick action can...

12/21/2011

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all!

12/19/2011

If traveling with a baby this holiday season, make sure to take your portable crib (Pack n Play) so your baby has a safe place to sleep, no matter where you are.

12/13/2011
Grieving parents reach out for help

The holidays can be a tough time for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. To all those who have suffered the loss of an infant due to SIDS/SUID you are in our thoughts this holiday season.

Dear Amy: My husband and I have experienced the worst tragedy that a mother and father can experience.

12/01/2011
Please, let's offend no one! - JSOnline

Please, let's offend no one! - JSOnline

A City of Milwaukee ad campaign made national headlines recently when it depicted infants lying in bed with dangerous objects, such as a butcher knife and meat cleaver. The message: Parents who co-sleep with their infant children run the risk of accidentally smothering them to death.

12/01/2011
United Way awards $90,000 to combat infant mortality - JSOnline

Thank you United Way of Greater Milwaukee for your generous grant to our Milwaukee Cribs for Kids Program!

United Way of Greater Milwaukee announced this week it will divide $90,000 in grants among four community projects that aim to reduce the city's chronically high infant mortality rate.

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