The folks at explore.org (the team behind the amazing polar bear livecam) recently captured a sight rarely seen on video: a mama polar bear nursing her cubs. It's a sweet scene as Mama Bear strokes an licks her babies as they enjoy a snowy weather snack.
Infants born at full term are able to feed themselves thanks to their instinctive sucking reflex and the fully developed muscles needed to extract milk from their mothers. But every year in the U.S., more 500,000 infants are born prematurely, few of them with the muscular strength needed to acquire nourishment from…
The Milk Truck is part art work, part public service. It was created by Jill Miller for an exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It'll also travel the streets providing a safe place for nursing mothers.
In developing countries, low birth weight babies don't always have the luxury of an incubator to help them. Hopefully this $25 Embrace Infant Warmer can become a viable alternative, it was successfully tested on its first baby a week ago.