I am happy to kick-off our 2016 Breastfeeding Edition of Q&A with SPB with a very special announcement fromThe Milk Spot, a local lactation support resource, located in Phoenix, Arizona
Central Arizona now has a milk donation and outreach center, where mothers who are interested in donating excess pumped milk can be connected to a resource that provide precious liquid love to sweet peas that are most at risk. Now mothers in central Arizona can help families with babies that are receiving hospital NICU care.
I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Nils Bergman speak last summer. He is the director of NINO Birth, which stands for "Neuroscience for Improved Neonatal Outcomes."
He is doing research and connecting the dots between other researchers' work that confirms a mother's instinctual need to keep her baby with her. Based on his observations of birthing mammals, Dr. Bradley came to the same conclusion: the best things for baby is to be skin-to-skin on the mother's chest, and the best food for infants is breastmilk.
In Their Own Words: Dezerrae
A Story about Breastfeeding and the NICU
"In Their Own Words" is one of my favorite series on the blog. It lets families to share their stories, and help others along the way. Thank you, Dezerrae, for taking the time to write out your breastfeeding story. We are honored to be able to share it with other mothers who are facing challenges along their breastfeeding journey.
first experience with breastfeeding did not go well. I had a very long labor
with my daughter, she had to go to the NICU and was immediately given formula.