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Developmental Considerations for the Neonate: In the Hospital and Preparing for Home

Background The term ‘developmental disability’ is a term that is often one of the first questions a parent asks once they are beyond the critical survival period in the Neonatal ICU (NICU).  It is also often a question that we cannot answer absolutely.  We do know that numerous preterm and full-term survivors of the NICU […]

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Supportive Interventions to Initiate Breastfeeding for Pre-Eclamptic Parents.

Initiating breastfeeding is one of the biggest challenges in caring for a new mother and baby. Many factors affect success in the inpatient setting during a normal post partum course. Introducing magnesium therapy into this mix, adds a unique element that needs to be considered carefully when caring for the mother/baby couplet. With the support

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Cultural Considerations for African American Mothers in the Maternal Setting

The birth of a child is one of the happiest moments in a mother’s life. The joy of parenting your little one when you leave the hospital with unknown expectations. However, for African American mothers are facing proportionately higher risks for maternal post-natal maternal deaths. Black women are three to four times more likely to

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NEC Awareness Day – May 17, 2020

Breastmilk is a complex mix of bioactive, cellular, and nutritional components that work together to protect and grow vulnerable infants in the NICU. Years of empirical research demonstrate incontrovertible proof that premature infants who receive maternal breastmilk develop fewer infections, have shorter hospital stays, and better long-term outcomes. The biggest challenges premature infants face include

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