Maternal Child Health and Wellness (MCAH)

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California Infant Feeding Guide

Infant Feeding Guide


Breastfeeding is the foundation of life. Breast milk is perfectly designed to meet your baby's nutritional needs.

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Maternal Mental Health


 What can you do about perinatal depression and anxiety?

  • Talk to you partner, family, and friends and give them things they can do to help you.
  • Ask if you need help to make that first phone call.
  • Tell your doctor or your baby's doctor about your feelings.
  • Find support with other new mothers, for example: attend a play group, join a mom's club, or visit community centers.
  • Talk to a counselor or therapist.
  • Make sure you are taking time for rest, exercise, and healthy foods.

Local Resources

  • Your doctor or your baby's doctor
  • Your insurance company for counseling services
  • Postpartum Support International- Warmline: 800-944-4773
  • Amador Crisis Line: 888-310-6555
  • Amador County Behavioral Health: 209-223-6412
  • Amador County Public Health (Baby Welcome Wagon): 209-223-6407
  • First 5 Amador: 209-257-1092


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/  Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)

 SDIS baby sleeping in crib


What is SIDS?

In the United States, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death for infants from one month to one year of age. SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, requires a complete autopsy, thorough examination and investigation of the death scene and review of the clinical history of the family and infant. Most deaths occur between two to four months. There is no way to predict when SIDS will happen. Researchers now know that certain factors can be changed or controlled while a mother is pregnant and in the early months after the baby is born that can lower a baby's risk of dying of SIDS. Examples of ways to reduce SIDS are to place babies on their backs to sleep, avoid exposure to overheating and tobacco smoke.

What is SUID?

SUID is the sudden and unexpected death of an infant in which the manner and cause of death are not immediately obvious prior to investigation. How are SUID and SIDS different? Learn more about SUID, how investigations are conducted and how SUID is diagnosed at

SIDS/SUID cannot be prevented, but here are a few ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death:

1. Always place baby on his or her back for all sleep times, including naps and at night.
2. Use a firm sleep surface and keep all objects out of the sleep area.
3. Do not put baby to sleep on an adult bed, couch, sofa or armchair.
4. Don’t let baby get too hot during sleep. Use a 1-piece sleeper or wearable blanket. Do not use blankets, quilts or other coverings.

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