Rich and Creamy for Our Preemie
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With this warm and informative coloring book, parents and siblings of NICU babies learn that love and support flow from many places.

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.


Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam, ACSW, Ph.D., a social worker an childbirth educator, has been writing for 25 years on topics such as parenting, breastfeeding, and milk banking. She received her masters in Social Work form the Wurzweiler School of Social Work and 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 adults. She is the founding director of Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast and a member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband, Yaneer. Naomi can be reached at [email protected]


“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

“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

“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