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Tip 156: developmental care

Developmental care relates to a broad category of interventions designed to minimise the stress of neonatal intensive care on the preterm infant’s development. Individual approaches, such as kangaroo care, as well as combination approaches, are effective in reducing length of hospitalisation and hospital costs. 14 more words


Mix 105.1 Interviews Rosie Moore

Dana Taylor Mix 105.1 radio broadcaster interviews Rosie Moore to see what The Gift of Life is all about.


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Tip 155: acquired CMV

CMV can be acquired in the neonate (rather than congenital) due to transmission in breast-milk. This is more likely to be symptomatic (hepatitis and pneumonitis) in more premature babies. 41 more words


The Preemie Food Challenge

The day I passed my twelve week mark during my pregnancy with my son, I began to contemplate how I would breast feed. I hadn’t felt that strongly about something in a long time, and to be quite honest the selfish part of me knew it was easier to lose the pregnancy weight by breast feeding. 1,681 more words

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Tip 154: normal renal length

As a rough guide, the 10th centile for normal renal length (in mm) is equivalent to the baby’s gestation in weeks. E.g. 27/40 = renal length 27mm (10th centile). 22 more words


Medical Personnel Profile - Sara Hamblin

Every day doctors, nurses, and support staff provide care for preterm infants in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Recently I spoke with Sara Hamblin, a Registered Nurse who works in the NICU at Riverside Health System in Newport News, Virginia. 979 more words

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The Breastfeeding Posts: Reflections on Self-Judgement and Forgiveness

The most difficult part of writing about my breastfeeding experiences was silencing my defensiveness and self-judgement about my first go-around. How could someone like me, who has been studying and has been an active member of the “women and children” health community in some way since I was 19 years old be so blindsided, so unprepared, so sideswiped? 389 more words