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September 12th 2016:Babywearing Your Preemie in the NICU, A Beginner's Guide

Having a preemie can be stressful and frightening for many parents. Instead of having your baby in your arms while 'rooming in'' with you, he’s in a bed in the NICU with beeping machines and medical staff at the ready. The feeling of distance created by the demands of your baby’s health condition, which require others to be his primary caregivers, can make it hard to feel like you are “mothering” your little one. Tune in as Marie speaks with Jennifer Canvasser about how babywearing in the NICU can help your baby’s health and give you a sense of connecting with your baby. Find out how you can k

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Jennifer Canvasser

Jennifer Canvasser founded the NEC Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, after losing her son Micah to the disease in 2012. The NEC Society is a leading international champion for the prevention of NEC in fragile infants. She and her husband Noah also founded the Micah Smiles Fund to help expand the music therapy program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Jennifer's expertise includes children's environmental health, nonprofit leadership, community organizing, and public policy. A well-known speaker and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post on parenting, health, and food justice issues, Jennifer completed her undergraduate
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