Resources Breastfeeding La Leche League La Leche League helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. Breastfeeding is personal experience, and a connection with local breastfeeding mothers provides personalized support and encouragement. Connecticut Birth to Three Connecticut’s Birth to Three System strengthens the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. Care 4 Kids Sponsored by Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (DSS), Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. For more information, call 888.214.KIDS (5437). Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund helps parents develop nurturing relationships with their children and improve their own lives through community programs and support networks. Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Connecticut offers several programs and services to enhance the well-being of parents and children across the state. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program provides nutrition and breastfeeding support to eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five. Connecticut Family Support Network The Connecticut Family Support Network is a statewide network of families who have children with disabilities and special healthcare needs. For more information, call 860.430.5679. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services The Connecticut Department of Rehabilitation Services provides deaf and hard of hearing services to those in need. For more information, call 860.231.1690 (TTY/voice). Hispanic Health Council The Hispanic Health Council aims to improve the health and social well-being of Latinos and other diverse communities. It provides bi-lingual breastfeeding and parenting support along with many other services. Parents Available to Help (PATH) PATH is a network of families providing informational and emotional support to others who have a child with developmental or health related needs. For more information, call 203.234.9554. Safe Kids Connecticut Safe Kids Connecticut is a statewide network of people and organizations who work together to prevent childhood injury, and offers car seat checks and fitting stations throughout the year. For more information, call 860.545.9988. National American Academy of Pediatrics The AAP is a professional membership organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Every Child By Two In conjunction with the CDC, Every Child By Two aims to protect all children from vaccine preventable diseases by raising prenatal awareness for timely infant immunizations. Little Hearts Little Hearts is a national organization providing support, education, resources, networking, and hope to families affected by congenital heart defects. March of Dimes The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies. Learn more about Caring for Your Baby in the NICU. National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs The National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs is dedicated to supporting families of multiple birth children through education, research, and networking. National Down Syndrome Society The National Down Syndrome Society is a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Spina Bifida Association The Spina Bifida Association promotes the prevention of Spina Bifida and aims to enhance the lives of all affected. United Cerebral Palsy United Cerebral Palsy educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. United Ostomy Associations of America The United Ostomy Associations of America is a national organization to provide support, information and advocacy to ostomates and their caregivers. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The CDC provides information, education and recommendations about childhood vaccines and immunizations. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities focuses on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks – babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.