by Dianne I. Maroney
Unfortunately, while your preemie is hospitalized, you may not always receive effective guidance and support in your attempts to breast-feed. Your desire to breast-feed or the pace that you had imagined for feeding your baby might not match the staff's routines.
If your baby is still in the NICU, you can be as active as you want in seeing that your baby receives appropriate, sensitive care. Remember that your baby is a member of your family, and you are the parent.
Congratulations you have your baby home! You will now be amazed as you watch your baby grow and develop. Your doctor will use the idea of "corrected age". What you have to remember is to also use the baby's "corrected age."
Apnea, a pause in breathing, is fairly common in premature babies. Once it stops though it does not come back. While it's happening it is very frightening. Bradycardia, a slowing of the heart rate, often follows apnea or periods of shallow breathing. If your little one has these conditions, how will he be treated? Read on to find out.
For some reason my blood platelet levels were down, a condition I passed on to Henry and Augustus. So this morning I was told both babies received platelet transfusions in the middle of the night to prevent internal bleeding.
Selecting a doctor for your new baby is an important decision. Schedule interviews before your baby is due with potential pediatricians. In addition to getting specific answers to questions about your baby's care and the office procedures, you'll know if you feel comfortable with him/her.
Babies born before the 37th week of gestation are born prematurely. Premature newborns are sometimes given the nickname, "preemies." Mothers who have their baby prematurely are often scared and nervous. Below is a brief description of what to expect when it comes to the care for your newborn preemie.
Considering breastfeeding for your baby? Anai Rhoads addresses some common questions ranging from latching issues, benefits, effects on birth control and more!
Having an infant or child with Gastroesophageal Reflux (also called GER or reflux) can be extremely overwhelming for parents and families. If your child suffers from GER, the following will help you understand the disorder and provide information for you to discuss with your doctor.