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7 Important Tips for Surviving a Stay in the NICU

November 17 is World Prematurity Day—part of an entire month devoted to Prematurity Awareness. In recognition, we’ve compiled some critical tips and information about NICUs.

More babies than ever are spending time in NICU—up to 15 percent—potentially due to higher rates of cesarean birth, more screening for things like gestational diabetes and Group B Strep infection (meaning more mothers will test positive for these conditions), and more epidurals (which may lead to more fevers in mothers). Continue Reading 7 Important Tips for Surviving a Stay in the NICU

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ACOG’s Postpartum Care Recommendations Are a Start, But We Need to Do So Much More

This year, ACOG—that’s the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists—came out with recommendations for optimizing postpartum care. There are lots of specifics, but the main takeaway is that new moms should get postpartum care sooner and more consistently than most do currently. That’s great news, of course. Continue Reading ACOG’s Postpartum Care Recommendations Are a Start, But We Need to Do So Much More

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This Week Is Black Breastfeeding Week—Here’s Why It’s So Critical

This week is the sixth annual Black Breastfeeding Week, an amazing campaign started by Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green, and Anayah Sangodele-Ayok to highlight the longterm “gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.” This year’s theme is #LoveOnTop, “because love encompasses everything we do as parents from breastfeeding to nurturing others. Continue Reading This Week Is Black Breastfeeding Week—Here’s Why It’s So Critical

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Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan Draws Enthusiastic Crowds

If you took the A train on August 3rd, you might have suddenly found yourself in the middle of a boisterous rally. The cause? Supporting the rights of New Yorkers to breastfeed—anyplace, anytime. Dozens, dressed in green shirts and holding signs, crowded onto train cars to participate in this year’s Breastfeeding Subway Caravan, organized by the New York City Breastfeeding Leadership Council. Continue Reading Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan Draws Enthusiastic Crowds