The Healthy Start nurse, Elaine, came to my home after my baby was born. My husband and I were so tired and overwhelmed. It was my first baby and I was struggling with breastfeeding. I was feeling down on myself because my birth experience did not go the way I had planned. I felt like I was not a good mother. Right out of the gate, I felt like a failure. But Elaine came in like a superhero and empowered me with information, helped me with breastfeeding, connected me with resources, she made us feel better about everything. I wanted her to come everyday.
Healthy Start gave me the start we needed to be good parents to our baby.