Tag Archives: NICU

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

Press Release–1st Nationwide Miracle Milk™ Mother’s Day Stroll

For Immediate Release:  Best for Babes® launches 1st Nationwide Miracle Milk™ Mother’s Day Stroll to Save Lives.  April 14, 2014. The Best for Babes® Foundation announces another first for healthier moms and babies — the 1st Nationwide Miracle Milk™ Mother’s Day Stroll.  On Saturday … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/14/2014

Booby Traps Series: Donor milk use is growing in NICUs, but not fast enough for some babies.

Last year a friend of mine had a baby in the U.K.  Her baby was preterm, and I was doing what I could over email to help with breastfeeding while her baby was in the NICU. Anticipating that she might … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/13/2013

Booby Traps Series: VBAC is a breastfeeding issue. Lack of access to VBAC is a Booby Trap for millions of moms.

The Listening to Mothers III survey, published by Childbirth Connection this month, contained a set of sobering statistics. This survey found that, while moms’ interest in VBAC is increasing (from 45% to 48%), “the proportion of women with a prior … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/28/2013

Science You Can Use: Can music make you make more – and fattier – milk?

Music is food for the soul, they say.  But what it if also made food for babies? A recent study found that mothers of babies in the NICU pumped more milk – and fattier milk – when listening to recorded … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/22/2012

Booby Traps Series: Booby Traps in the NICU

This is the 37th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. For several months I’ve been writing about Booby Traps found in the hospital for healthy, full term babies.  But as … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/11/2012