TBEARS Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Phone Link

An affiliate of Fussy Baby NetworkThere is no quick fix-but there is help through Tulane Building Early Relationships Support & Services (TBEARS), our program for parents adjusting to the addition of a baby in the family. TBEARS is a prevention intervention program created to support families with promoting infant sleeping, calming, bonding, and/or feeding.  TBEARS also offers services to parents who are stressed, overwhelmed, or are experiencing issues with postpartum mood or anxiety.

Our infant specialists will work with you to find more ways to soothe, care for, and enjoy your baby. We'll also explore ways to reduce stress while supporting you in your important role as a parent.

The TBEARS program might be right for you if you are interested in learning more about:

• Infant development 
• Techniques for sleep, calming, or feeding baby 
• Bonding with your baby
• Support for parents (stress, mental health)

Our areas of expertise include:

• Parent-infant relationship development and bonding
• Infant and toddler development, including sleep, crying, and feeding
• Lactation consultation 
• Promoting developmentally appropriate play 
• Parental postpartum mood and anxiety concerns  
• Selecting quality childcare services 
• Community resources for families with young children 

Proudly serving moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents, and caregivers of all kinds.

TBEARS offers a range of support services for you to choose from and all families are welcome. Services are at no cost and no family will be turned away. For more about our program, check out the newslink below. 


The Fussy Baby Network New Orleans & Gulf Coast program and affiliated research is brought to you in partnership with Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development. It is supported through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program.

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