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Parent Resources

You never anticipated on meeting your baby for the first time in the NICU. But here you are. We know that the NICU can be a daunting and stressful place and so we've provided some resources to help you navigate your way and provide you some much needed support.
 

Brochures

Preterm Birth: What to Expect

 


100% Human Milk: The Best Nutrition
 


What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis?

 

Nutrition for Premature Babies

Spanish Version








 


PreemieWorld Special Edition 

Newsletter on 100% Human Milk Diet
 

PreemieWorld 
NICU Parent Empowerment Tool on Advocating for a 100% Human Milk Diet

Infographics

What is a Human Milk Fortifier?


 

  


Why do Preemies Need Access
to an Exclusive human Milk Diet?

Spanish Version  
 

  


 

 

    
Benefits of Kangaroo Care [Printable Version]



 



 


NICU Milestones to Celebrate



 

 
  


Facts on Preterm Birth



 

  


Tips for Providing Breast Milk in the NICU

    

Blog Posts

How to Bond with Your Baby While Your Away from the NICU

          

Tips for Providing Breast Milk for your Baby

in the NICU

    

Where Can I find Lactation Support While in the NICU?

How Safe is Donor Milk?

 


The First Few Weeks of Life Through the Eyes of a Preemie

 

Understanding Retinopathy of Prematurity

 

20 Tips for NICU Parents
 

5 Ways to Ease Your Transition From the NICU

5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for New NICU Parents

VIDEO

 

Why Premature Infants Need Access to an
Exclusive Human Milk Diet

    

PeekabooICU App - Free App for NICU Parents
 

  
  Educational Videos by Topic


Feeding

 

What is a human milk fortifier and why does my premature baby need it?
Are there different types of human milk fortifiers?
Why is an exclusive human milk diet important for premature babies?
When is the most critical time for my premature baby to receive breast milk?
What are tropic feeds? What are enteral feeds?
How does my premature baby receive breast milk and all human milk?
What is TPN enteral feeding?
What is TPN and why is it necessary for preemies?
 

Medical Conditions

 

What is bradycardia?
What is ROP?
What is anemia of prematurity?
What is patent ductus arteriosis?
What is an APGAR score?
Why does my premature baby have difficulty breathing?
What is bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)?

 

                

NICU Environment

 

Prolacta-What to expect in the NICU?

What is developmentally appropriate care for a premature baby in the NICU?
What are the characteristics of a 25 week gestational age baby in the NICU?
What feelings are normal to have when your premature baby is in the NICU?
What can I do for my premature baby in the NICU?
Why does my baby have to be in an incubator?
What is family centered care for a premature baby in the NICU?
How much time should I spend at my premature baby's bedside in the NICU?
Why was my baby born premature and placed in the NICU?
What are the LBW, VLBW, ELBW babies and micro preemies?
What is a central line?
Can I hold or touch my premature baby in the NICU?
What types of tests will be run on my baby in the NICU?
What is the difference between gestational age and corrected age?
What equipment is used in the NICU?
 

         

Medical Staff
 

Who are the people taking care of my premature baby in the NICU?
What exactly is a neonatal nurse practitioner?
What does a neonatologist do?




















    
 


  Parent Testimonials

 

Lucy was born at 23 weeks and was airlifted the nearest NICU, two hours away. This is her amazing story.
 

Livingston was born at 27 weeks and 4 days gestation. He didn't suffer any of the common complications that other preemies born as early as he did suffer. This is his NICU story!

Twins Lex and Lochlan were born at 24 weeks 5 days’ gestation. Both boys were discharged from the NICU a week before their discharge date! See how Prolacta helped them thrive

Kira's early arrival was set in motion after her mother was in a severe care accident. She arrived at 25 weeks gestation and spent 129 days in the NICU.  Read her harrowing story!


 

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