Journey to Wellness in Indian Country - traditional parenting, buoyed by medicine

Jan 23, 2017

If you're a Native American or Alaska Native mom, your baby is twice as likely to die before it's first birthday than if you're white.

And your baby is three times as likely to die before it's first birthday.

Which is why many tribes, including Leech Lake's The Nest program and White Earth's LIFE program are designed to provide what's called "wrap around care": help and support that wraps around both the mother and her baby and combines the best of modern medicine and traditional parenting methods.