One in five babies is fussy, difficult to comfort and may have trouble feeding and sleeping
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Denver, CO (Vocus) September 22, 2010
The Kempe Foundation and the Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health recently launched Fussy Baby Network® Colorado, which will assist parents who have concerns about their baby’s fussiness.
“One in five babies is fussy, difficult to comfort and may have trouble feeding and sleeping,” said Stacey Bromberg, Ph.D., Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health. “For parents, caring for a fussy baby can be exhausting and frustrating. There is no quick fix, but there is help.”
The Fussy Baby Network® Colorado offers a range of support services for local parents with a baby who is struggling with fussiness in his or her first year of life. Services are free, and are also available in Spanish. All families with concerns about their baby’s fussiness are encouraged to call, and are welcome to participate in the program.
The Fussy Baby team is available to talk via the “warmline” at 877-6-CRYCARE (1-877-6-279-2273). Additionally, Fussy Baby Parent/Infant Program specialists can meet with parents at home to explore concerns and offer support. The team also provides training and consultation to programs serving infants and families, and to the providers who care for them.
“Our specialists help explore ways to reduce stress while supporting you in your important role as a caregiver,” said Bromberg. “We will work with you to find more ways to soothe, care for, and enjoy your baby, and importantly, to care for yourself so you can better meet your baby’s needs.”
Fussy Baby Network® Colorado is an affiliate of the Erikson Institute Fussy Baby Network®. The program is a collaborative project of The Kempe Foundation and the Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital, and community support. Rose Community Foundation and the Irving Harris Foundation provide grant support.
Call 877-6-CRYCARE (279-2273) or visit http://www.fussybabynetworkcolorado.org. Services are also available in Spanish.