Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D.

NICU babies as adults in essay Folding Chair at the Table

NICU Awareness Month: Folding Chair at the Table

If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005), the first African American woman elected to US Congress (1969-83) and the first Black... More > about NICU Awareness Month: Folding Chair at the Table

NICU Awareness Month: A Seat at the Bedside – Parents on the NICU Team

September, the ninth month of the year, is NICU Awareness Month. NICUs care for babies born too soon, before nine months, to help them reach... More > about NICU Awareness Month: A Seat at the Bedside – Parents on the NICU Team

Breastfeeding in Emergencies: COVID-19

The third week of National Breastfeeding Month focuses on infant and young child feeding in emergencies. Milk bank Executive Director Naomi Bar-Yam provides an overview... More > about Breastfeeding in Emergencies: COVID-19

National Breastfeeding Month: Taking Stock During Emergencies and Crises

World Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month, and Black Breastfeeding Week are opportunities for us to celebrate, educate, and advocate breastfeeding in the US and across... More > about National Breastfeeding Month: Taking Stock During Emergencies and Crises

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet

That formula can be harmful for mothers and babies is well documented. It also harms Mother Earth. This year, World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is focusing... More > about World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet

We Stand in Solidarity with the Black Community

Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast stands in solidarity with the Black community. We are committed to equitable access to donor milk and breastfeeding support. For us... More > about We Stand in Solidarity with the Black Community