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August activity in Wellington

As well as the Super Rugby final, there's plenty happening in Wellington in August, including . . .
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World Breastfeeding week

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

Perinatal Mental Health Seminar Series

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotea are holding a series of seminars for professional development for those in the field of supporting families affected by mental illness related to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. 

Volunteer profile: Rae from Tawa

A consistent theme we encounter is the special people involved (in the care of neonatal babies and the wider support of the families). We're extremely grateful to all those who provide their ideas, time, support and donations to The Neonatal Trust. We recently caught up with Rae who has been supporting The Neonatal Trust for a number of years . . .  

Tips for going home

Heading home from a neonatal unit for the first time can be a stressful time. Here's some tips from the mother of a premature baby who spent 100+ days in hospital before going home. 

Massey Feeding babies study

Massey University are looking for participants to take part in the 'Feeding Babies study', which aims to develop and validate a tool to assess dietary quality in infants aged between 9 and 12 months . . . 

NIMO studies update

In Wellington NICU a series of projects has started that will allow, for the first time, us to ‘see’ the oxygen levels in a baby’s brain in real-time. As you can imagine, making sure that the brain gets an adequate and steady supply of oxygen is crucial for our vulnerable babies on the neonatal unit. 

May 15th, Kangaroo Cuddles Awareness Day

May 15th is International Kangaroo Cuddle Awareness day so there’s no better time to share some information on this great practise.  Kangaroo Cuddling was pioneered in Columbia in the 1970s by a pediatrician who was looking for a way to keep premature babies warm in an area that was too poor to have incubators. . .

Research support: Is your baby less than 6 months old?

Wellington Hospital (in conjunction with University of Otago Wellington), Middlemore Hospital and Palmerston North Hospital have been selected to trial a new injected human-like antibody to protect babies from bronchiolitis. They want babies born at less than 36 weeks and who will be less than 6 months at the start of the RSV season (middle of May), 

One Percent Collective, Quarterly update!

The great folk at One Percent Collective have announced the quarterly results from Oct-Nov-Dec 2015.  Our HUGE thanks go to all of our wonderful One Percent Collective supporters!  In these 3 months, between them they donated $2,644.83 which will help to ensure that more of this support happens!  

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