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World Breastfeeding Week - Sustaining Breastfeeding Together

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognises breastmilk as the best nutritional food source for newborns as it is vital for the healthy growth and development of infants. It also has important implications for the health of new mothers. Both WHO and UNICEF recommend that breastfeeding should be initiated within one hour of a baby’s birth and should continue during the first six months of the child’s life and ideally until the age of two.…

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Zero separation: Keeping preterm and sick babies close to their parents

Across Australia families have experienced the anguish and heartache of being separated from their loved ones amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lock-down restrictions. Miracle Babies Foundation in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Newborn Care, have launched a global campaign to keep preterm and sick babies close to their parents.…

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The complex and emotional final step in many IVF journeys

For decades the IVF journey has helped many families become pregnant in the face of infertility issues. However, an often less spoken about aspect is what to do with unused embryos? Miracle Babies Ambassador, Nicole Madigan is a mother who has travelled the IVF journey and wants to shine light on this emotional decision…

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8 things I wish I knew as a NICU Dad

It’s Men’s Health Week (June 15-21), an important time to shine light on all areas affecting men’s well-being. For fathers of premature or sick newborns, the journey can be just as traumatic, isolating, and stressful as it is for mothers. There is a great importance in sharing the dad’s perspective…

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Kangaroo Care Chairs for important skin-to-skin contact

Our Kangaroo Care Awareness campaign was a success with many families sharing photos and stories about how important kangaroo cuddles has been for them. As we wrap-up our Kangaroo Care Awareness campaign we’d like to also update everyone on a donation that has helped families bond with their babies through kangaroo cuddles.…

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