Prolacta Bioscience for NICU babies

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

When your preemie is in the NICU, the ONE THING you want most is to take your baby home!

If you've been following me for a while you know that Blair was in the NICU after she was born early at 35 weeks. She spent 10 days hooked up to many breathing machines, jaundice blankets, and feeding tubes. Having to drive home without her every night was heartbreaking. I’m grateful things went smoothly and we were able to bring her home so quickly— but for babies born
extremely premature, it could take months until they have grown and developed enough to go home.
Nutrition is so critically important in the NICU.

Preemies miss out on the last trimester growth period, so they need extra nutrition to catch up for what they missed in utero. I learned that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends adding a nutritional “fortifier” to mom’s or donor breast milk so that babies born weighing less than 3 lbs. 5 ozs. 1 can get the added calories and protein they need for brain and body development.
Surprisingly, most “fortifiers” labeled “human milk fortifier” are made from cow milk, which has been linked to serious complications.

Thankfully, I found an alternative: Prolacta Bioscience makes the first and only nutritional fortifier from 100% human donor breast milk. And it’s proven to reduce complications compared to cow milk fortifier. I’m partnering with Prolacta Bioscience to help raise awareness. We want moms to be educated so that they know to ask for Prolacta by name. And thanks to many moms already out there, NICUs nationwide are now changing the standard of care by making Prolacta’s 100% donor breast milk fortifier available as part of an exclusive human milk diet.

If you have a preemie, or know someone who does, please be a voice for them. Click my link for information about how to get Prolacta and share with friends, family or even your baby’s care team.

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