I can't believe Emma's first birthday has passed. It was a year of getting to know her, figuring out how to be parents, and a whole year of making milk for her! I am currently winding down my pumping schedule (since Emma is finally liking food quite a bit) and will soon be done with pumping entirely! I'm getting all the feels from being at the end of it. I feel like I'm losing a super power in some ways because making food for your child with your own body is pretty amazing. I'm also so happy that Emma was able to do so well from my milk for so long and am happy to move on.
November is #PrematurityAwarenessMonth. You all probably know by now, when Emma was born she was in the #NICU at Children's Hospital for the first 11 days of her life. We are beyond lucky that our little girl is now healthy and happy, but in the hospital we saw plenty of little babies not doing so well. I didn't know it at the time, but it’s relatively unknown that cow milk-based fortifier is commonly used in the NICU, which is why I’m partnering with @prolacta_bioscience on this #sponsored post today to help raise awareness of a human milk fortifier which is made from human milk, and is used in the NICU to give preemies the extra calories, protein and nutrients they need to grow. I was surprised to learn that even though all of these products are labeled “human milk fortifier” (because they are added to human milk), they’re usually made from cow milk!
If you have a new preemie, or know someone who does, please visit the link in my bio to access (and share) an infograph that will help you learn more and talk to your baby’s care team about the benefits of human milk fortifier that is made from 100% human milk, not cow milk.
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