[photo of Cal soon after he was born 😍❤️💔]
Happy Prematurity Awareness Month! #ad If you’ve been following along since my twins were born, you might remember they were born at 36 weeks & 5 days and Cal had to be in the NICU for 4 days after he was born. The doctors & nurses and were very supportive of my plan to breastfeed them, so they were very accommodating and allowed us to stay at the hospital for a couple extra days so that I could nurse both June (who was with us in our room) and Cal (who was in the NICU). I’m a firm believer in doing whatever works best for mother & baby as far as breastfeeding vs. formula feeding goes when it comes to full term babies (#fedisbest!). But for our tiniest fighters, I know nutrition in the NICU is such an important topic for moms of preemies. I’m excited to be partnering with @prolacta_bioscience which offers the only human milk fortifiers made from 100% human milk (instead of cow milk), donated by mama’s who have excess breastmilk, to give preemies the added nutrition they need in the NICU! Although our twins didn’t need the fortifier added to my breastmilk, I know that most smaller preemies need it for the extra calories and protein it provides.
I’m happy to be raising awareness with @prolacta_bioscience so that preemie & NICU parents know that there is an alternative to the standard fortifiers made from cow milk that many hospitals use. The more moms that know of the benefits of human milk and fortifiers made from only human milk (especially for preemies in the NICU), the better! If you’re a preemie/NICU parent or know someone who is, be sure to share this with them or tag them in the comments below so they can learn more about the benefits of fortifier made with 100% human milk for their baby.
Check out the link in my bio for an infographic that breaks down the facts about fortifiers for you and your baby’s care team.