Today is "Giving Tuesday," a day designated to benefit organizations that help the greater good -- and a great way to end on a high note of giving back after all the shelling out on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) is a network of 27 nonprofit milk banks throughout the United States and Canada. Our milk banks screen milk donors and provide pasteurized donor human milk to babies in need.
A child’s early years are filled with firsts, and it’s important to know what the most crucial ones for his or her development are and when to expect them. Here is a basic timeline of developmental milestones in three critical areas of a child’s development.
Hearing and Understanding
Despite what you might think after strolling down the aisles of your nearest baby gear depot store, devices that monitor your baby's breathing, heart rate, and movement aren't actually approved for or proven to prevent unexplained infant death, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month -- a time to raise awareness and educate parents and caregivers on practices that help all children reach their first birthday. It's not always possible to prevent or correct the reasons why some babies die in their first year, but there are many proven