Santa, I have one small Christmas wish: Would you please bring the promise of a first birthday to all babies born in Lake County?
Too many of our babies die before their first birthday. Absurd? No, it’s very real. Lake County babies die at a higher rate than babies in most other Indiana counties.
Santa, simple steps could remedy this dilemma: Could you give all pregnant mothers access to early prenatal care? Could you help us keep them healthy? Can you help us promote and support breastfeeding in our communities?
Many Lake County babies are unintentionally placed in an unsafe sleep environment. Please help everyone caring for infants to remember the ABCs of Infant Safe Sleep:
A.) All by myself
B.) On my Back
C.) In a safe Crib
The promise of a first birthday isn’t a big wish, is it? Our littlest Hoosiers are depending on us.
Mary Puntillo, Highland