Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/25/525044286/scientists-create-artificial-womb-that-could-help-prematurely-born-babies   An illustration of a fetal lamb inside the "artificial womb" device, which mimics the conditions inside a pregnant animal.- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Scientists have created an "artificial womb" in the hopes of someday using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely. So far the device has only been tested on …

Saving Babies’ Lives by Carrying Them Like Kangaroos

Skin-to-skin contact sustains premature babies where incubators are limited. It may even be the best form of neonatal care, period. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/02/kangaroo-care/515844/ Carmela Torres was 18 when she became pregnant for the first time. It was 1987 and she and her now-husband, Pablo Hernandez, were two idealistic young Colombians born in the coastal region of Montería …

Top Five Reasons We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week

http://blackbreastfeedingweek.org/why-we-need-black-breastfeeding-week/   Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women. The fact that racial disparity in initiation and even bigger one for duration has …