• Top of the Morning: Baby Born in Legoland Gets Free Lifetime Visits To the Resort

    He sure is one lucky kid!
  • 1. Baby boy born at Legoland gets lifetime worth of visits to the resort 

    Legoland Windsor Facebook Photo Post: Baby boy born in Legoland gets lifetime passes

    Photo from Legoland Windsor Official Facebook

    Mom Janine Atkinson was on her way to the hospital when the little eager beaver in her womb started to work his way into the world. She had to pull over at the Legoland Windsor Resort parking lot to give birth to son Lucas. Legoland, in turn, gave her son a lifetime pass to the resort, in celebration of his “special birthplace.” He doesn’t know it yet, but we bet the family is excited for Lucas to be old enough to enjoy the fun attractions Legoland has to offer. And he can go back any time, still for free! (popsugar.com)

     

    2. Kids’ deaths halved since 1990

    This means that many more children’s lives are saved today than 15 years ago. Nearly six million kids die every year, but that’s already a 53 percent drop since 1990, according to a new report from the UNICEF. Nearly half of the six million die from birth complications and other preventable diseases. The nonprofit global organization also said that more children’s lives can be saved by administering more low-cost parental care, helping women breastfeed, immunizing babies and moms, and providing supplemental food, among others.  (nbcnews.com)

     

    3. Californian bill would give teen moms a place to nurse in school

    Cristina Garcia, who is not a mom, recently proposed a bill called Lactation Accommodation For Students in California to promote breastfeeding among young moms. The bill will require public schools to provide time and space for student moms to nurse and pump in school. It also designates areas in the school—definitely not restrooms—where student moms can breastfed in private. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of California Governor Jerry Brown.  (popsugar.com)

     

    4. Doctors successfully separate conjoined twins

    Conjoined twin girls Acen and Apio from Uganda were successfully separated by a team of American doctors. According to a press release from the National Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, the twins are expected to make a full recovery after the 16-hour operation. This is the first time the doctors used a specific type of monitoring -— referring to each twin as “blue” or “red” to avoid confusion during separation surgery. “I can’t wait to watch them grow. My hope is that they will be able to sit up on their own, walk and play like any child,” says chief of pediatric surgery Dr. Gail. Besner. (time.com)

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    5. Alyssa Milano promises to breastfeed her daughter until she’s six

    The “Charmed” actress doesn’t care about critics and won’t let anyone dictate how she raises her children, four-year-old son Milo and one-year-old daughter Elizabella. In an Instagram post to honor her daughter’s first birthday, she posted a throwback photo of her nursing Elizabella. She captioned the photo, “Happy birthday, my beautiful Elizabella. You’ve taught me that my heart has no end. You were the missing piece to my soul. Thank you for choosing me.” She also said that she’s going to keep breastfeeding her maybe until she’s six. (huffingtonpost.com)

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