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  1. Premature Infant - Taking Care of Yourselves

    If your premature infant is moved to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), expect that you will become overwhelmed with new emotions and information. Don't be surprised if you and your partner handle this crisis differently, which may or may not create a strain on your relationship. Both of you, in different ways, may feel: Fearful and helpless.Grief. Separation from your infant at birth is a .

  2. Bonding With Your Newborn - Topic Overview

    You naturally develop an emotional bond with your baby simply by spending time together,being physically close,and responding to his or her cues. Although the bond does not require special planning,keep the following in mind: Respond to your newborn's crying. Newborn babies cannot act with forethought,so they are not capable of being manipulative. You will not spoil your baby when you ...

  3. Premature Infant - Frequently Asked Questions

    Premature birth can be a crisis for any family. It may heighten fears about your infant's health and long - term development. For some parents, these concerns are somewhat relieved when their preemie is healthy enough at birth to be sent home from the hospital with the mother. For others, the fear and worry continue when their tiny newborn is moved to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Whether

  4. Premature Infant - The First Weeks at Home

    As you and your infant adjust to being at home, you will gradually establish a routine together. You also may find that your premature infant is truly different from what you'd expect of a full - term infant. During the first weeks at home, consider these important points:Sleeping and wakefulness. Because their brain functions aren't as fully developed at birth as full - term newborns, premature .

  5. Premature Infant - Getting to Know the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    If your premature infant (preemie) is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after birth, you will encounter new technologies, a new medical language, and new rules and procedures. You will depend on the NICU staff members to know how to care for your infant and to be your teachers. With their help, you can quickly learn about the technology, your infant's needs, and what you can do .

  6. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Hip Dysplasia: Caring for Your Child in a Body (Spica) Cast

  7. Premature Infant - Taking Your Baby Home

    Whether you have spent days, weeks, or months visiting and leaving your infant at the hospital, the homecoming is a long - awaited event. Your premature infant is considered ready to go home when he or she is able to: Take all feedings by nipple and continue to gain weight. In rare cases, infants are discharged while still on partial tube - feedings that are given by parents at home. If your infa

  8. Cup-Feeding Baby With Breast Milk or Formula - Topic Overview

    Cup-feeding is a way to provide breast milk or formula to a baby who is unwilling or unable to breast-feed or drink from a bottle. If a mother wants to breast-feed,cup-feeding is also sometimes used as an alternative to bottle-feeding for a baby who needs supplementation for a few days. To cup-feed your baby,fill a medicine cup to about 1 fl oz (29.6 mL) with breast milk or formula. Make ...

  9. Breast Problems After Breastfeeding

    WebMD explains how breastfeeding can affect your breasts. Learn what to expect and how to deal with certain breast problems.

  10. Breastfeeding Overview

    WebMD gives you an overview of breastfeeding, including the benefits, challenges, and possible solutions.

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