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Health Information For Parents
While in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), your baby is cared for by a team of experts. Get to know the members of your child’s care team and ask them any questions you have.
Nurses are responsible for the daily care of your baby. They will feed, change, and bathe your baby; give medicines; keep track of vital signs (like temperature, breathing, and heart rate); and monitor medical equipment.
Nurses you may meet include the:
Others who may care for your baby:
Your baby’s care team is there to make sure your baby gets the best start in life. The team is also there to support you and your family.
While in the hospital, reach out with any questions you have, and learn all you can about your baby’s health and daily care. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to care for your baby when it’s time to go home.
Learn what a NICU visit will be like for your little one, what you can do to help, and how to find support for yourself.
Having a newborn in the NICU can be a stressful time. Often, parents forget to ask important questions. This list can help you prepare for the next time you talk to your baby’s care team.
Breast milk is the healthiest choice for your baby. Learn how to breastfeed your baby in this step-by-step video.
Knowing how to pump and store breast milk is an important part of feeding your baby. Learn how in this step-by-step video.
Premature infants, known as preemies, come into the world earlier than full-term infants. They have many special needs that make their care different from other babies.
A newborn’s growth and development is measured from the moment of birth. Find out if your baby’s size is normal, and what to expect as your baby grows.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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