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NICU Moms Want to Breastfeed — So Why Don't They?

Mother's milk brings a range of health benefits, including improved brain development and a reduced risk of serious illness and infection. Providing milk can pose a challenge for any new mom, but the challenge is even greater for the mothers of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants — those born weighing 3.3 pounds or less, and usually before 30 weeks of gestation. These tiny and vulnerable babies can spend weeks or months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), creating serious barriers to mothers’ pumping and feeding of their own milk.

Boston Medical Center Develops Social Needs Screener as Part of Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Outcomes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 16, 2019
Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, [email protected], 617-638-6841

Boston Medical Center Develops Social Needs Screener as Part of Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Outcomes

Reduction and Loss of SNAP Benefits Tied to Increased Food Insecurity and Poor Health among Working Families with Children

Families with young children who experienced a reduction or cutoff in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits because of increased income were more likely to experience food insecurity and report poor health following the benefit change, according to new research from Children’s HealthWatch, based out of Boston Medical Center (BMC), and published in the May issue of Health Affairs.