Maternal Infant Health Program
MIHP is a support program for pregnant women and families with infants up to one year of age. The program offers home or office visits by a Registered Dietitian, a Registered Nurse and a Family/Infant Specialist. Mothers with Medicaid qualify for services during pregnancy and after baby’s birth to help families get a healthy, happy start.
MIHP Services Include:
- Lactation Specialist
- Supportive Counseling
- Childbirth, Health & Parenting Education
- Information on baby care, safety and child development
- Transportation assistance for prenatal & baby appointments
Please call 1-800- 504-2650 Ext 1826 to learn more about this program or to meet with your MIHP nurse and get signed up.
Links for Referral Forms are located to the right. Referrals can be self-referral or from professional sources. Completed referral forms can be mailed or faxed to your local health department office.
Did you know that babies are actually safer sleeping on their backs? When a baby is on his or her back, the air tube is on top of the food tube. When a baby spits up, liquid flows back into the stomach, not the lungs. When baby is on his or her stomach, fluid can pool at the opening of the air tube and may cause choking.
The image and this video show the baby’s anatomy when on his or her stomach versus the back.
To learn more about infant safe sleep, go to Michigan.gov/SafeSleep.