Posts Categorized: Newborn Medicine

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or breast pumping has huge health benefits for mothers and their babies. Babies who receive their mother’s own milk are protected against respiratory illnesses, ear infections, child and adulthood cancers, obesity, and hospital admissions. Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) who receive their mother’s own milk demonstrate improved developmental outcomes, lower… Read more »

Sara’s Journey with Children’s Hospital

Back in November, 1986 ECMO therapy was still highly experimental, but at 2 1/2 days old, it was Sara’s only viable option. She had been diagnosed with Persistent Fetal Circulation at a medical center in Syracuse, NY. Her journey began in a very small town near the Canadian border called Potsdam. On a Thursday night… Read more »