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The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby and Mom

Ever wonder exactly how breast milk improves health? Breast milk is packed full of active ingredients like antibodies and antibacterial cells and is tailor-made to promote babies’ wellbeing. And the benefits don’t stop there: breastfeeding can help mothers recover after birth. Read on to explore the medical benefits of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers, plus get tips for when and how to seek breastfeeding support.

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Benefits of Breast Milk Scanning Technology: Three Approaches to Securing Executive Team Buy-In

Breast milk and formula barcode scanning technology is a best practice for safe feeding and an efficiency booster for staff. However, amidst competing hospital priorities, you might only have one chance to make a case for purchasing and implementing this technology. This blog shares our top tips to help frame the most compelling argument for this investment to help you make a winning case to your executive leadership team.

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Breastfeeding Can Look Different on Everyone

Celebrating Lactation in the NICU. World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month in August gave us reasons to elevate the conversation about breastfeeding and mothers’ own milk as key ingredients for healthy infants and children.

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Newborn baby receiving phototherapy for jaundice

Showing Appreciation to the Unsung Heroes of NICUs

AngelEye Health recently sat down to catch up with Kati Knudsen, PT, NPT, CNT, DCS, CLE, lead therapist, in-patient, pediatrics & NICU, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Kati is a seasoned pediatric and NICU therapist with more than 20 years of direct in-patient experience.

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“One Degree”

They say that the destination of a flight completely changes if the trajectory is moved by one degree. Earlier this year, one of my most exciting projects to date went live. As a project manager for most of my healthcare career, I have had plenty of ‘Go Lives’ but not one that has tugged on my heart strings like this one did; especially one story in particular (but we’ll get to that- hang in there with me).

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A NICU Stay During The Pandemic

My son was born at 28 weeks gestation and then spent 99 very long days in the NICU. It wasn’t until we had been home for several months that I started to process the trauma and isolation I experienced throughout his NICU stay.

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A Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to provide emotional support to many mothers whose babies were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As a NICU nurse, I would recite the same comforting words to each mother as she was discharged and forced to leave the hospital without her newborn. It was not until I had to leave my 28-week son, Theo, in the NICU that I fully understood the trauma of being physically separated from him.

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Coming Full Circle: A Story of a NICU Nurse Turned NICU Mother

I couldn’t work around sick babies. I don’t know how you do it.” The infamous statement every neonatal professional has heard. Like many NICU nurses, I was called to this field of nursing before having babies of my own.  For many years, I dreamed of having a baby; although, the thought of carrying a baby for nine months was terrifying.

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