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Help Baby Jaeli

jaeliIt takes an Internet Village.

Baby Jaeli, has a rare genetic condition and will not tolerate formula. Her mom is breastfeeding and pumping but it is not enough. What baby Jaeli needs is time and calories and that is what donated breastmilk will give her.

But her mom’s state Medicaid will not cover the banked breastmilk and Jaeli’s mom was faced with the heartbreaking possibility that her baby might starve.

Then Ange England said, “No she won’t.” Rallying behind Baby Jaeli, an entire network of tweeters and bloggers echoed Ange’s cry.  They asked themselves, their friends, and anyone who would listen, “Will you feed this baby?”

We contacted our friends at Medela, who then donated a Symphony hospital grade breastpump and sponsored lactation consultation.

Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other caring people also answered the call and donated what they could to buy milk for baby Jaeli.

Visit Ange’s Baby Jaeli page for updates and to find out how you can help, too.

And we are going to have an announcement soon with more about how social media and corporate resources can join together to make the world a better place.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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