A research review examining that babies of color in the NICU have less access to both their own parent's breast/chestmilk but also less access to donor milk.
Studies are being conducted that aim to determine if there are benefits to a newborn being exposed to their parent's vaginal flora. Should parents explore microbiome seeding of their cesarean born newborn with vaginal secretions from the birthing parent?
In new research, researchers concluded that explained some of the observed benefits of human milk at the breast/chest for human babies—the biological norm reduces stress hormones and the impact they can have on the body.
Infant mortality is a scary and real danger for families around the world. The more families can learn about prevention and healthy care, the more families can increase the likelihood of a healthy and safe infant and baby throughout the first year!
August 25th - 31st is Black Breastfeeding Week. 2018 is the sixth year that Black families have been celebrated and supported with a week dedicated to breast/chestfeeding in the Black community.