Tag Archives: NICU

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

Top 10 Questions to Help You Find a Breastfeeding-Supportive Hospital

Want success?  Go where there is a track record for it!  If you have ruled out giving birth at home or at a birth center that is known to support breastfeeding, the hospital you choose (and where you live), can … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/01/2012

Weekly Wrap Up 8.15.10 Indonesian Breastfeeding Law, NICU Success, Medications Hotline Opens

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 Remember last week when supermodel Gisele Bundchen said she thought there should be a law requiring moms to breastfeed for 6 months? Well, she got her wish. Indonesia passed … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/16/2010