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We all want Oklahoma’s babies to be safe and healthy. Many things can help and everyone can play a role.

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Everyone Can Help Support a Mothers Breastfeeding Goal for Life!
Click for Babies Project Seeks Local Knitters!
Text4baby Provides Free Health Messages to Pregnant Women & New Moms
Childbearing Age Women Are Urged to Take Steps Toward Wellness
Recent Additions to Oklahoma Recognized Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites - March 2014
Half of Oklahoma Hospitals Encourage Breastfeeding by Not Giving Free Formula Bags
Preparing for a Lifetime, It's Everyone's Responsibility 2013 Snapshot
Oklahoma Celebrates Improvement in Preterm Birth Rate
Tragic SIDS Deaths Prompt Infant Safe Sleep Recommendations
Statewide Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality in Oklahoma Show Encouraging Signs
Claremore Indian Hospital - Oklahoma's First Baby-Friendly Hospital
    News Release
It's Only Natural - Breastfeeding Public Information Campaign for African American Women
The Coming of the Blessing. A Pathway to a Healthy Pregnancy
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Joyce Marshall, MPH 
Maternal and Child Health Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
(405) 271-4480, email: Joyce Marshall



Supported by Oklahoma Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant

Special Announcements
Get FREE messages each week to help you through pregnancy & baby's first year. Text "BABY" or "BEBE" for Spanish to 511411.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What can I do if I suspect child abuse?
A: Report it by calling 1-800-522-3511.

Interesting Facts
Frustration with a crying baby is the number one trigger for the shaking & abuse of infants!

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