When your baby is in the #NICU, there are many thoughts running through your head. Trust me, I've been there, and when my little guy was born prematurely, it was a terrifying time for me. Yet of all the things I worried about, there was one thing that didn't occur to me - and doesn't occur to many #preemie parents! That’s whether breast milk will be enough to help our babies grow. Because they’re born early, preemies need more nutrients, calories and protein to thrive. That’s why NICUs often add something called “human milk fortifier” to your breast milk to provide the added nutrition preemies need. But even though the name says “human milk,” most of these products are made from cow milk, which has been shown to cause serious complications, including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a leading cause of death for preemies!
For this reason, I’ve decided to partner on this #sponsoredpost with Prolacta Bioscience (Tag: @prolacta_bioscience), which offers the ONLY human milk fortifier made from 100% donor human milk, to give preemies the added nutrition they need in the NICU without the risk of complications associated with cow milk nutrition. I’m helping to raise awareness so other preemie parents know there is an alternative when fortifying breast milk in the NICU. Your preemie needs the best, so be informed to advocate for your baby.
If you’re expecting or have a preemie, or you have family or friends who do, please share this post with them or tag them in the comments below. Check out my link in bio for an infographic that breaks down the details about this 100% human milk-based fortifier for you and your baby’s care team. #prolactabioscience #NICUgrad #humanmilkfortifier #preemiepower #sponsored