Rich and Creamy for Our Preemie
With this warm and informative coloring book, parents and siblings of NICU babies learn that love and support flow from many places.
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“This wonderful coloring book educates children about the role of human milk for human babies. I hope that all hospitals will provide this beautifully crafted resource for their NICU families.”
— Sherry Spacco RN, IBCLC, Chairperson Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
Having a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is difficult. It is important for every family member to be included. As children and their families read and color this book, they will learn how the NICU, other Moms, and local milk banks support breastfeeding and work to make the newest family member grow healthy and strong.
Join NICU Coordinators, Child Life Specialists, March of Dimes Chapters, Preemie Organizations, NICU Family Support Coordinators, and preemie parent support organizations all over the country, who use these coloring books to ease the older sibling's adjustment to having a baby brother or sister in the NICU.
Check out the flyer here!
“Rich and Creamy gives children a positive explanation of why their new sibling is in the NICU. It gently, but clearly, speaks to the importance of human milk for preemies. It should be a part of every NICU’s family support program.”
— Dara Barnett RN, IBCLC, Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Coloring Book / Libro para colorear
Available in English and Spanish / Disponible on inglés y español
English ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-69-5
Spanish ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-70-1
Check out the Sample Page here!
Also available in Spanish
Check out our new Infographic, Quick Facts About Human Milk Banking, to find out just how great human milk is for preemies and why milk banks are so important.
This infographic is a perfect complement to our new coloring book!
Coloring books can be individually packaged in a resealable bag with a crayon set for an additional 25 cents.
Free review copy available for healthcare and educational organizations.
Just add your hospital literature for a lovely packet to present to your families.
To request a copy, please email Martha@PlatypusMedia.com.
“This winning, educational, and family-centered story is a great tool for hospitals and milk banks. It illustrates the health-giving power of mommy’s milk and acquaints us with milk banking. A must have for families!”
— Jean M. Drulis, Director and Co-founder Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa
Looking to purchase one coloring book? Coloring books may also be purchased in individually packaged, resealable bags with a crayon set. Just add your hospital literature for a lovely information packet to present to your families. Enter code RICH99 for the special offer! This will allow you to purchase one coloring book with $0.99 shipping in the U.S., U.S. Territories and APO Boxes.
About the Author:
Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam, ACSW, Ph.D., a social work and childbirth educator, has been writing for 25 years on topics such as parenting, breastfeeding, and milk banking. She received her master’s in Social Work from the Wurzweller School of Social Work in New York and her Ph.D. from the Heller School at Brandeis University. Naomi has four children, two of whom began their lives in the NICU and are now healthy young adults. She is the founding director of Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast and a member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, Yaneer. Naomi can be reached at Naomi@PlatypusMedia.com.
About the Illustrator:
Lina Safar was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She graduated with honors from the University of Damascus, Syria, School of Fine Arts with a B.A. in Visual Communications and Illustration. While studying, she began working in book illustration, design, and painting, and has participated in many local and international exhibitions. Lina has illustrated over 15 books for international and American writers. She currently lives and paints in sunny Florida with her husband and their two children. To view more of her illustrations, visit www.linasafar.com. Lina can be reached at Lina@PlatypusMedia.com.