Tag Archives: NICU

What It’s Like to Breastfeed a ‘Heart Kid’

February is American Heart Month. Messages this month often focus on how to prevent heart disease. While this is important, what about those families whose heart problems begin at birth? Our volunteer Amy generously shared her experience with us on what … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/14/2017

Jewel Smith Is Working Hard to Pump For Her Preterm Baby Girl

By now, many people have seen the photo of Cleveland Cavaliers star J.R. Smith doing skin-to-skin with his preterm baby girl, Dakota: We love seeing fathers and babies! Skin-to-skin is so important, especially for the smallest of preterm babies. Another thing … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/11/2017

Thank you, Miracle Milk® Stroll supporters!

As we wrap up the 2016 Miracle Milk® Stroll weekend, we want to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who made this happen. Without our local coordinators, there would be no Stroll – thank you. Without our generous … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/15/2016

2016 Miracle Milk® Stroll Giveaway

Enter this giveaway by registering or donating at miraclemilk.org! The Miracle Milk® Stroll aims to get more human milk to preterm babies. Our donors and participants make this happen, so we want to reward you with a giveaway! A minimum … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/11/2016

Mother’s Own Milk is Essential to Preventing NEC in Preterm Infants

The latest research on the impact of breast milk on the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis by my colleague Dr. Tarah Colaizy and our team shows a stunning result: in infants fed a diet of at least 98% of their mother’s … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/09/2016

Nonprofit Partners: 2016 Miracle Milk® Stroll

The Miracle Milk® Stroll was conceived by Best for Babes, but it is truly a collaborative effort!  Our nonprofit partners are critical to the human milk and donor milk pipeline.  They work tirelessly to help mothers breastfeed and increase their … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/01/2016

2016 Miracle Milk® Stroll Brings Human Milk to Fragile Babies

For Immediate Release:  The Best for Babes® Foundation announces the 2016 Miracle Milk® Stroll: the third annual worldwide stroll to raise awareness of the lifesaving power of human milk in the NICU and boost donations of milk.  On May 13 … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/14/2016

Miracle Milk™ Stroll Participant Giveaway!

Preparations for the 2nd Annual Nationwide Miracle Milk™ Stroll are in full swing! Saturday, May 2 is going to be a fun-filled day of celebrating the life-saving properties of human milk. We’re passionate about making human milk available to more … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/20/2015

Another Breast Cancer Survivor on Breastfeeding and Bullies

As a fellow double-mastectomy survivor and mom, who lost my breasts at 37, I read with tremendous sorrow Emily Wax-Thibodeaux’ story of being harassed and bullied for formula-feeding her son.  Having cancer at a young age is a traumatic experience. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/23/2014

FAST FACTS: Miracle Milk™

In the context of thousands of years of human existence, human milk is ordinary like just like blood or eyes are ordinary.   It is only when human milk is absent, however, that it dawns on us just how truly extra-ordinary human milk is. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/06/2014