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Health Information For Parents
If your newborn is being cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), you’ll want to learn as much as you can about your child’s health. The more you learn, the better prepared you’ll be to help and care for your baby.
Below are some questions you might want to ask:
Nurses are responsible for the daily care of your baby, such as feeding, changing, bathing, and giving medicines. You can ask your baby’s nurse questions on how to care for your baby.
The hospital’s social worker is there to support your family. Some questions you might want to ask:
When the day comes to bring your little one home, you may be feeling a mix of relief, joy, and worry. Prepare ahead of time for your baby’s homecoming. These questions can help:
By learning all you can before your baby leaves the hospital, you’ll feel better prepared for the days ahead.
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.
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.
If you’re about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you’ll be ready.
If your baby is getting medical care in you NICU, find out who will be caring for your baby and how they can help.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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