5 Easy Ways to Get the Most out of Kangaroo Care

“Kangaroo Care” is a term used to describe skin-to-skin contact with your baby. The research is clear! Skin-to-skin contact is incredible for both you and your baby. In your baby, it regulates breathing, blood pressure, reduces stress, increases weight-gain, regulates temperature, regulates blood sugar, increases their immune system, improves mental development, and more! For you,…

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Not Fair

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, things were hard. I was so sick. I wished for just morning sickness instead I had 24/7 sickness. I lost almost 20 pounds my first trimester. Working full time as a hairstylist was so hard since I was only able to keep down French fries at…

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Kangaroo Care

Holding baby skin-to-skin is called Kangaroo Care. Baby is placed naked except for a diaper & hat against a bare chest of a loved one. A blanket can be placed over the kangaroo pair to keep warm. Kangaroo Care can be scary in the early days and for the tiniest and most fragile babes even…

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Day 79

Every morning I wake up thinking about when I will hold you, and every night I fall asleep thinking about when I will hold you. I spend as much of my day as I can holding you, but it never seems to make up for the time I have to spend away from you. I…

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Ashley’s Advice

Hi! I’m Ashley. I’m a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Childbirth Educator, and NICU survivor! I’ve been through a lot completing my family of 3 children! My first pregnancy resulted in a 26-weeker with intraventricular hemorrhage, ROP, PDA ligation, sepsis, extra doctor appointments, therapies, etc. My second pregnancy I was on bed rest the…

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Pandemic Boosts Mood Disorder Risk in Vulnerable NICU Parents

Pandemic Boosts Mood Disorder Risk in Vulnerable NICU Parents CU psychiatry program, nonprofit groups combine efforts in supporting families during doubly difficult time Sahra Cahoon remembers watching her baby girl turn blue. As doctors and nurses rushed to the incubator, bagging the infant and performing CPR, the fear the new mother felt defies words. But…

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How to Attend Group in a Pandemic

We have been hearing from a lot of mamas that coming to group is REALLY tough. Mamas and Daddies want to join us and there are lots of obstacles. The phone and the mask and the beeping… don’t let it stop you. Here are our tips for making joining group just a little less challenging:…

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100 Days of Kangaroo Care : A Virtual Event

Love for Lily is grateful to be partnering with the Zaky Company to brung you 100 days of Kangaroo Care. In partnership with The Zaky Company, our goal is to bring awareness to the importance of Kangaroo (skin to skin) Care for premature babies. We will be bringing 100 days of stories, products, pictures, videos…

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