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NICU Family Support® Program

NICU Family Support® Program

Parents have very mixed feelings when their baby is in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU). They may be happy to welcome their baby, bu ...
Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2019

Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2019

Throughout the month of September, organizations come together to raise awareness about a sad, but very important topic: infant mortality. Infant ...
Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Over the last few years, opioids have gotten a lot of attention in the United States. That’s because prescription misuse, opioid use disorder (add ...
Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

From September 15th through October 15th we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a time where we recognize Hispanic culture, achievements an ...
Say “thank you” this Neonatal Nurses Week 2019

Say “thank you” this Neonatal Nurses Week 2019

The newborn or neonatal intensive care unit (also called NICU) is a nursery in a hospital that provides around-the-clock care to sick or premature ...
International FASD Awareness Day

International FASD Awareness Day

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (also called FASDs) are always caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Don’t drink alcohol if you’re pregnan ...
Newborn screening saves lives

Newborn screening saves lives

Before your baby leaves the hospital, he has some special tests called newborn screening. Newborn screening looks for rare but serious and mostly ...
Here is why we need Black Maternal Mental Health Week

Here is why we need Black Maternal Mental Health Week

August 26-31, 2019 marks the first Black Maternal Mental Health Week. It’s a week dedicated to creating awareness about the mental health of black ...
Black Breastfeeding Week 2019

Black Breastfeeding Week 2019

If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook you may have noticed that we’ve been sharing some important messages about breastfeeding as part of Natio ...
Pumping your breast milk 101

Pumping your breast milk 101

There’s no doubt that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. Breast milk has fatty acids, like DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), ...