"This training will provide you with the skills and tools needed to help parents, and soon-to-be parents, recognize and respond appropriately to normal infant behaviors."
The Secrets of Baby Behavior is an intervention, developed by the University of California at Davis Human Lactation Center in partnership with the California WIC program, to increase parents’ & caregivers' knowledge of normal infant behavior and communication, including sleep expectations and crying. Baby Behavior Messages are simple but profound. They have been successful in improving infant-feeding practices by addressing common “trigger” behaviors for overfeeding, such as infant crying and waking.
This training will provide you with an overview of the intervention, the key messages to share with parents, and an opportunity to discuss and practice sharing the information with parents and caregivers. The Secrets of Baby Behavior intervention supports parents & caregivers in developing their own skills at communicating with their young infant. This training compliments the Nurturing Families curricula, Parents as Teachers curriculum, and other child development and parenting skills classes such as Circle of Security-Parenting.
The Secrets of Baby Behavior Training in CT is brought to you by the CT Department of Public Health WIC program through a five-year CDC grant (SPAN). In addition to other chronic disease prevention work, the Department is addressing three key areas to improve breastfeeding in Connecticut. For more information on how WIC supports breastfeeding please visit the CT WIC Breastfeeding webpage.