Cora and Ellie were born at just 24 weeks, 3 days. They spent 136 days in CHOC’s Small Baby Unit before they were healthy enough to go home.
Dr. Christine Bixby
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CHOC Children’s has long relied on donated pasteurized breast milk to help provide the best nutrition to infants receiving care in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). And starting this summer, CHOC is initiating a breast milk donation service that will allow women to donate extra breast milk in the name of CHOC. Under the program, […]
Parents of premature infants face many new challenges as they help their special infant grow and flourish, and breastfeeding is often one of them. “Breastfeeding a preemie is possible but the exclusive breastfeeding of a baby, especially the earlier premature babies, is not always nutritionally appropriate,” says Dr. Christine Bixby, a CHOC Children’s neonatologist who […]