Medela president Carolin Archibald on the importance of human milk in NICUs and the need to ensure mothers and able to express breastmilk (the smallest NICU babies cannot feed at the breast.) Medela has awarded six hospitals with $5,000 each in product.
"Medela Announces 2011 Virtual Human Milk Collection Campaign Award Recipients
“Our goals for this campaign are to help raise awareness of the importance of human milk and support mothers and healthcare professionals to successfully provide breastmilk to babies in the NICU who need it most,” said Carolin Archibald, president of Medela. “The value of breastmilk is immeasurable for the health benefits it provides infants in the NICU. Breastmilk is nature’s medicine, protecting premature babies from serious complications and infections during and after their hospital stay.”"