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History, Mission & Awards

HUG Your Baby's Mission
HUG Your Baby believes that parents want to be good moms and dads! We also know that caring and confident parents raise capable and happy children. Based on child development and medical literature, HUG Your Baby's trainings and resources help parents (and the professionals who care for them) understand a baby's body language in order to prevent and solve problems around eating, sleeping, crying, and parent-child interaction and bonding.     
What research was used to develop The HUG?
Jan Tedder, BSN, IBCLC, FNP is creator and president of HUG Your Baby. After thirty years of experience working with expectant and new parents, she researched and developed The HUG program which has have been presented at national and international conferences and published in JOGNN, MCN, and Journal of Perinatal Education.
The HUG is based on the medical and child development literature of Drs. T. B. Brazelton, M. & P. Klaus, M. Lamb, M. & H. Papousek, B. Howard, R. Sturner and others. 
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Award for HUG Your Baby and its creator, Jan Tedder

WCHL Hometown Hero Award, 2012
Community Partnership with Whattoexpect.com, 2010
National Health Information Online Training, 2009
Web Health Award for Professional Website Training, 2009
Society of Pediatric Nursing Poster Presentation, 2009
Wellsphere TOP Blogger for Parenting, 2009
Lamaze International Poster Presentation, 2008
World Wide Web Health Award, 2007
National Health Information Award – The HUG DVD bronze medal winner, 2007
Perinatal Partnership Award Winning Abstract, 2005
Honorary Member of Duke University's Child Development Unit
Sigma Theta Tau Innovative Nursing Award 
North Carolina March of Dimes Maternal-Child Health Nurse of the Year
Sigma Theta Tau Community Nursing Award