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Whats is the programme for new parents about?

Thanks to Latvia’s SOS Children’s Villages association, in collaboration with the Riga City Council Welfare Department, charity fund Oak Foundation and FEA mothers association, new parents, whose child has been declared in Riga, have the option to receive FREE informative and emotional support during the first few months after birth, up to seven home visits from professionally trained staff members – FEA mothers. .

 

The new parents can discuss any relevant topics regarding the child’s development, breastfeeding, excessive crying, sleep, handling the child, as well as questions regarding their own well-being. Meetings take place in the family’s home.

One home visit – 1.5 hours. A frequency of home visits is determined by mutual agreement.

 

Who offers the program?

In Riga, the program is offered by FEA mothers - First Emotional Aid mothers, who have obtained professional education at the family psychology center “LĪNA” to support families with newborns.  

During visits, FEA mothers help new parents find solutions and answers to questions regarding child care and development: breastfeeding, crying, sleep, hygiene, as well as provide emotional support to the parents during this overwhelming period.

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Where to find help?

Emergency helpline 112
Crisis phone "Skalbes” 27722292
37/5000 Social services and benefits in Riga 8000 5055 www.ld.riga.lv
All about breastfeeding https://www.kkm.lv/
Feelings of sadness after birth or postpartum depression www.debesmanna.com
54/5000 First Emotional Help - PEP moms, home visits www.pep.lv

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