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The NICU Filmmakers’ Challenge

So much to celebrate on World Prematurity Day – and we are excited to add one more thing to the pile! We get questions from NICU families every day, and we are looking to you for help answering them.  More specifically, we are asking you to create educational videos to address some of these important questions.… Continue reading The NICU Filmmakers’ Challenge

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is Here!

World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm birth globally. Until 2008 the preterm birth community – parents and their children – did not have a unified voice or a formal place to turn when prematurity became their… Continue reading World Prematurity Day is Here!

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World Prematurity Day – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE Canadian Premature Babies Foundation Celebrates World Prematurity Day – November 17 On November 17th, the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation-Fondation pour Bébés Prématurés Canadiens (CPBF-FBPC) through its network of parent and health care partners will once again light up Canadian landmarks in purple for World Prematurity Day. The lighting of Canadian buildings and landmarks is part… Continue reading World Prematurity Day – Media Release

Government · human milk · neonatal nursing · Nutrition · Parenting · Uncategorized

Speak up for Preemies: Send a letter to your Ontario MPP

In Ontario, we have an opportunity to make things better for preemies and their families. We are asking the Government to support our proposal and provide breast pumps for all parents of preterm and sick newborns. We are also asking the Government to continue to support the lifesaving work of the Rogers Hixon Milk Bank,… Continue reading Speak up for Preemies: Send a letter to your Ontario MPP

Bursary · human milk

A neonatologist’s thoughts on the value of human milk

The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation recently held an event at Queen’s Park to raise awareness about the needs of premature and sick newborns; more specifically, we talked about the importance of exclusive human milk diets for these babies.  We were honoured to have the Hon. Minister Tracy MacCharles speak, along with MPP Mike Colle who… Continue reading A neonatologist’s thoughts on the value of human milk

Parenting · Preemie Prints · World Prematurity Day

Preemie Prints: Calling All Artists!

Hi Parents of Preemies! World Prematurity Day is just around the corner – it lands on Thursday, November 17 – and at this time we are putting out a call for preemie artists and their parents to submit artwork and written pieces, such as poetry. We would love to see the work that makes your… Continue reading Preemie Prints: Calling All Artists!

Bursary

Last but not least, meet our third Bursary Award Recipient – Nathalee!

We are so proud to be able to announce our three recipients of our 2016 Bursary Awards.  There were many wonderful applications this year, and we do encourage applicants who were not successful to apply again in the future.   These three recipients all have very different and inspiring stories.  We will be posting their stories on… Continue reading Last but not least, meet our third Bursary Award Recipient – Nathalee!