Human Milk Saves Lives. 500 U.S. & Canadian preemie infants die annually, and 5000 more are sickened, from Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). Feeding these fragile babies human milk has been shown to reduce the risk of NEC by 79%. NEC causes indescribable anguish to babies and parents. Just one NEC-related surgery can cost $200,000; not including lifelong complications and treatment. The AAP recommends donor milk for fragile babies, yet 60% of NICUs don’t use it. Read FAST FACTS for more.
Whether it’s delivered at the breast, by pumping or by donor, human milk IS Miracle Milk™. It is a complex “living” elixir of hundreds of ingredients that have the power to save lives, prevent disease, and promote and protect our health from birth — and for a lifetime. We don’t need more science, we need more solutions to help more moms get more Miracle Milk™ to more of our fragile babies! Read the full press release.
Join us on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in 70 U.S. and Canadian Parks & Malls for the 1st Mother’s Day Miracle Milk™ Stroll to raise funds, educate & raise appreciation for the life-saving power of human milk!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE STROLL A HUGE SUCCESS!
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1. Click the orange REGISTER button to the right. You will be asked to enter the location you plan to attend, and to make a donation as part of your registration. Click here to see the full list of Stroll locations in each state & province.
2. Order your Miracle Milk™ T-shirt to wear to the Stroll (men, women and kids) as a separate donation benefiting the event. Click here to purchase for $20. Orders placed after 4.28 are not guaranteed to arrive by May 10 but will still support the cause and this event!
3. LIKE us on Facebook! www.facebook/bestforbabes and /miraclemilkstroll
Want to support the Stroll but can’t attend?
1. Donate: Click the orange DONATE button to the right,
2. LIKE us on Facebook! www.facebookcom/bestforbabes and /miraclemilkstroll
Want to donate milk to a HMBANA milk bank as part of this event? PLEASE DO NOT BRING MILK DONATIONS TO YOUR EVENT. Visit https://www.hmbana.org to apply. Milk donations are being taken by local milk banks and depots directly. When you are ready to send your donation, include the downloadable PDF to the right to send your milk with love in conjunction with this event!
What’s the Stroll? A casual walk around the park or down the mall to show our excitement and solidarity for this historic first — a national fundraising and awareness campaign for the human milk cause! It’s not a march, or a walk for distance. Each location will decide for how long or how far they choose to stroll.
Every attendee will receive a thank you package at the Stroll from our partners. Every donor is eligible to enter the Giveaways from our sponsors, Limerick and Motherlove. Limerick is giving away a PJ’s Comfort Standard Breast Pump! Motherlove is giving away two (2) gift baskets chock full of an assortment of their products! All you have to do is Donate to the Stroll by May 11 to be eligible to win. Winners of Giveaways will be announced on Facebook /bestforbabes and /miraclemilkstroll
More questions? See the FAQs & visit fb/miraclemilkstroll
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Proceeds benefit Best for Babes and our Partners NECSociety & HMBANA to fund education for parents, medical directors, hospital administrators, and health care providers about the existence, accessibility, safety and life-saving power of human milk and donor milk for our most fragile and compromised infants in the NICU. For more information about Stroll proceeds, click here. For more information about how BFB uses donations, see Where the Money Goes.
Donate MILK. Donate MONEY.
Miracle Milk™ Does EVERY Body Better.
Human milk is an immune-building, disease-busting fluid that contains hundreds of healthy bacteria and complex sugar compounds that have been shown to destroy harmful bacteria, like pneumococcus, E.Coli, Salmonella, even superbugs like C. Diff., a daily vaccine against viruses to which the mother is exposed, contains cancer-fighting cells & stem cells, is chock full of essential fatty acids (e.g., Omega 3′s that build and protect the brain & help with mood stability), and can even help older babies, children and adults to heal from illness. Read the miraculous recovery story of brain injured formula-fed Baby Charlotte. For more amazing facts read your Mom-Made Wonder Food and what’s in Your Miracle Milk.
NECSociety.org is a diverse group of healthcare practitioners, researchers, and families from across the country who seek to protect premature infants from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) through education, outreach, research, and advocacy. Click here to read NECSociety founder Jennifer Canvasser’s tragic journey of losing her son to NEC last year.
HMBANA (Human Milk Banking Association of North America) promotes the health of babies and mothers through the provision of safe pasteurized donor milk and support of breastfeeding.
ROSE – Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere - is a 501(c)3 focused on empowering African American women to embrace breastfeeding as a cultural and social norm throughout US.
USLCA (United States Lactation Consultant Association) is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to advance the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) within the United States through leadership, advocacy, professional development and research. USLCA demonstrates responsibility to our community by promoting the best in lactation care for the foundation of good health. Breastfeeding is primary prevention in its purest form!
Best for Babes is a 501(c)3 non-profit that is devoted to creating awareness and educational campaigns that help Beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps® that prevent parents from making informed feeding decisions and from reaching their personal goals, and that change the way our culture views and supports breastfeeding and human milk. Click here for more about Where the Money Goes.