Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D.

Those in need of donor milk in Maine will now have MaineCare coverage

MaineCare coverage of donor milk is the law in Maine

Beginning in January 2023, donor milk will be covered by MaineCare for babies with medical need. Congratulations to Mainers everywhere, especially to the Maine State Breastfeeding Coalition, Rep. Margaret Craven, MaineCare... More > about MaineCare coverage of donor milk is the law in Maine

Milk and Blood Donation: Spread the Word

When I was a child and young adult, Red Cross radio ads filled the air before Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, July 4th, and Labor... More > about Milk and Blood Donation: Spread the Word

Advocacy, Part 1: The WHO Code at 40

This essay on the WHO Code is the first installment in a series on breastfeeding advocacy. Breastfeeding support takes many forms: clinical, community, peer to... More > about Advocacy, Part 1: The WHO Code at 40

Adjusted Age, Adjusted Life: Prematurity Awareness Over the Lifespan

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. While there is much overlap, prematurity and NICU are not synonymous. Some NICU babies are full term with birth-related or... More > about Adjusted Age, Adjusted Life: Prematurity Awareness Over the Lifespan

Breast Cancer and Breastfeeding: Raising Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer and breastfeeding are integrally related in many ways, including personal support of those facing pregnancy, breastfeeding, and... More > about Breast Cancer and Breastfeeding: Raising Awareness

Helping Bereaved Parents Grow Around Their Grief

In October, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we honor and support those whose babies have died before or shortly after birth. Miscarriage, stillbirth, and... More > about Helping Bereaved Parents Grow Around Their Grief