TEACUP Preemie Program
Premature infants are three times more likely to suffer abuse than a full-term baby due to their medical complications. Babies born too soon, often face serious health and medical complications. On average, one in seven babies born in Palm Beach County is premature.
We begin with preemies
Through our Teacup Preemie Program we provide resources and support to lower income parents of premature infants fighting for survival in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Wellington Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Bethesda Hospital East. We partner with distraught, overwhelmed, financially stressed parents and pair them with the appropriate medical providers and community services necessary to ensure the well-being of their premature baby. Support groups are available to families at all three hospitals. We also provide hospital grade breast pumps to mothers in need, as breast milk reduces health problems like gut rot in preemies and fosters bonding between mother and preemie.