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Breast feeding

Breastfeeding or chestedding brings a variety of health benefits for babies. But, tired mothers and birthing people need support to continue breastfeeding while ensuring infants sleep safely.

SMA

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1). In a healthy person, this gene produces a protein that is critical to the function of the nerves that control our muscles. Individuals with SMA don’t produce survival motor neuron (SMN) protein at high enough levels. Without this protein, those nerve cells cannot properly function and eventually die, leading to debilitating and sometimes fatal muscle weakness.