For Parents

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual, so let Family Connects New Orleans fill in the gaps.

Congratulations on the arrival of your baby! This is such an exciting time, but we understand that it can also be a little overwhelming. Bringing home a new baby comes with a lot of responsibilities and questions, and it's normal to feel unsure about where to turn for help. That's why we want to let you know about a program that can provide you with the support and resources you need to give your child a healthy start in life.

Family Connects New Orleans is a program that offers a free visit by a registered nurse to new parents like you. During this visit, the nurse will answer any questions you may have about feeding, safe sleep, and other important topics related to caring for a new baby. The nurse can also connect you with community resources and parenting groups to help you feel more connected and supported in your parenting journey.

Whether you're a first-time parent or a seasoned pro, we know that being a new parent can be challenging. That's why we want to remind you that you're not alone.

Family Connects New Orleans is here to offer you support, guidance, and a listening ear. We believe that every family deserves access to resources and support after bringing home a baby, and we're proud to be able to offer this program to families in need. So if you're feeling overwhelmed or unsure about what to do next, please don't hesitate to reach out to Family Connects. We're here to help you and your baby thrive, and we can't wait to meet you! It is a privilege to be a part of your journey, and we're grateful for it!

At Family Connects New Orleans, we aim to accompany you on your parenthood journey by providing voluntary nurse support in the first 12 weeks of your baby's life. We collaborate with your healthcare providers to offer our services, which include answering your queries, conducting check-ins with you and your newborn prior to your 6-week postpartum appointment, and linking you to local resources that cater to your needs.