Premature Birth News
All-Female Motorcycle Club Helps Deliver Breast Milk to Babies in Need
Babies and in particular ill or premature infants benefit from being fed human breast milk, research shows. But when mothers can't produce enough breast milk to feed their ill or premature babies, including those in neonatal intensive care , who can they or their medical providers turn to for help?
In Besieged Syria, Mothers Carry an Added Burden
Every morning, Fatima Mustafa boils rice for her 1-year-old daughter to eat for breakfast. Once in a while, she’ll have a little bread that she’ll give her as well, along with a cup of tea. “I don’t want her to be hungry,” Mustafa, a mother of two, told ABC News. She breastfeeds her youngest
86-Year-Old Man Learns to Knit to Make Hats for Preemies
More than 300 preemie babies in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta are sleeping more cozily thanks to the efforts of an 86-year-old man. Ed Moseley, a resident at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Acworth, Georgia, taught himself to knit so he could make precious, warm hats to donate to the
7-Year-Old Donates Birthday Gifts to Preemie She's Never Met
Addison Williams, 7, of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, asked for donations for newborn baby Cooper Young in lieu of birthday gifts.
7-Year-Old Gives Up Birthday Gifts for Preemie She's Never Met
A little girl with a big heart gave up her birthday gifts this year for a premature baby she’s never met. In lieu of presents, Addison Williams, 7, asked her party guests to bring cash donations for Cooper Young--a NICU resident born just shy of 2 pounds. On Oct. 23, Addison collected $307 for
Mom Pushes Triplets in Stroller for Half Marathon, Potential World Record
A North Carolina mother of four children may have set a Guinness World Record after racing a half marathon while pushing her 14-month-old triplets in a stroller. Suzy Goodwin, 35, ran the Fayetteville, North Carolina, Halloween Half Marathon Sunday in 2 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds, according to
Infant With Deadly Disease That Causes Scaly Skin Survives to Celebrate 1st Birthday
When Harper Foy was born last year, doctors knew immediately that something was wrong. The newborn was covered in thick, callus-like skin that threatened to cut off blood to her extremities. "It was like a thick skin that built up," Harper's mother, Angie Foy of Edmonds, Washington , said. "It
Cancer Survivor Mom Celebrates Her 23-Week Preemie's First Birthday with Photo Shoot
A mother who survived cancer is now celebrating her baby daughter's medical triumph. The baby girl, who was born at 23 weeks and given a 26 percent chance of survival, has just celebrated her first birthday. Ajshay James beat cancer in 2010, after battling a type of brain cancer called astrocytoma
Preemie Inspires Parents With Dazzling Smile 5 Days After Birth
A toddler named Freya is giving hope to preemie parents through a photo that was captured when she was just 5 days old. Lauren Vinje, Freya’s mother, shared the smiling picture with a childbirth blog. Within days, the photo received thousands of shares on social media. “It made me feel really
5-Day-Old Smiling Baby Gives Hope to Preemie Parents
Toddler Freya Vinje, born premature on Thanksgiving Day in 2014, is inspiring thousands through a photo captured when she was 5 days old.