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  1. Baby
    All babies benefit from breast milk, but for preemies, the benefits are even more impressive. A new study finds that breast milk may be more adaptive to premature babies than previously realized. Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine found that the breast milk of mothers with...
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    You've probably already seen the viral posts about this 'hair-raising' challenge; Alabama NICU staff is trying to raise funds for preemies! Dr. Om Prakash Jha is a neonatologist who works with the University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital based in Mobile, AL. Several weeks...
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    Becoming the parent of a preemie can be a difficult introduction to motherhood. These five tips will help you cope. Despite those last few uncomfortable weeks of pregnancy, no mother ever wants to give birth prematurely. While some pregnancy complications carry with them a higher risk of...
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    Researchers from Duke University just released data showing that survival rates for preterm babies are improving, and developmental consequences, often associated with preemies, are significantly lower. Duke University researchers recently shared new information that shows an increase in...
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    A new study reveals premature babies can't form predictions (or expectations) about the world in the same way that full-term babies can. Researchers say this inability to make predictions is a clue into why premature babies are at greater risk for developmental delays later on in life. One...
  6. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    Hello, my preemie boy and girl who were born at 26.4 weeks turned 2 1/2 last month. Please go here to read their AMAZING survival story: http://www.amazon.com/94-DAYS-NICU-ANGELA-MUTAVI-ebook/dp/B00NLQ6MG6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411248221&sr=8-1&keywords=angela+mutavi. :laugh::crying:
  7. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p>My first child was a 34 week preemie and was a calm and happy baby. She had a nine day NICU stay, I was there every single day and for almost every feed.</p> <p>My youngest child was a 29 week preemie. He had a 5 week one day NICU stay. I had a 4 year old at home so I couldn't be there at...
  8. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p>I am just curious how many preemie parents out there can't get their babies to sleep on their backs because of the reflux? When my son with in the NICU, they tilted his crib so that he slept on his back at an angle due to reflux issues. It seemed to work and he was able to sleep fine. I now...
  9. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    Has anyone tried anything like acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy or chiropractic work that was successful in treating baby's acid reflux? Something other than medication or formula, is preferred. Thanks!
  10. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    Anyone else with a current preemie around 31 weaker that would like to start a chat thread?<br><br> It seems these beings are so different. I love him so much! Have a few questions but would love to meet others on this journey.<br><br> I am an all natural mama to 4 beauties. Welcome all!<br><br>
  11. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    Hi Everyone<br><br> I had my first preemie this year. Last pregnancy too. Baby #4. I have a good amount of Breastmilk stored in my freezer. I know I can donate it to a milk bank but they pasturize it!<br><br> Anyone in need of some good preemie breast milk that you can flash pasteurize...
  12. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p>Hi mamas.  I have 34 week twins who are now 36weeks and in the NICU.  One twin is rooting at feeding times and has been put to breast and is starting to remove small bits (a couple of cc) of milk on occasion (not regularly).  The other is not removing any milk and will occasionally cue but...
  13. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    Has anyone else experienced this with fortified (only to 22 or 24 cal) expressed breastmilk bottle feedings? I just have a hunch. He's taking Neosure. I'm curious if any other babies have increased acid reflux with the fortifier.<br> If so, well then I've got to try to convince the doc to take...
  14. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p>Hi mamas. I'm having a really rough night.  I delivered my 34 weeker twins Monday.  They are doing very well on room air.  They are being fed via ng tube and my daughter has started to latch and is removing small amounts of milk.  They are feeders and growers.  My NICU nurse today told me...
  15. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p> My little Isabella was born March 8th and was 30 weeks gest on most of her but her abdomen area was 28 wk due to a lack of blood flow through the placenta. I live two hours away from the NICU that she is in. I was in the hospital for almost a month before they decided it was time to take...
  16. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p>My sister-in-law just gave birth at 24 weeks to twins. How can we be helpful and supportive from across the country? What can we send that might be helpful? Are there any sentiments that can be unintentionally hurtful?</p>
  17. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p>I am 33 weeks with DZ twins and my growth scan this week showed that my IUGR baby B has nearly stopped growing.  He is estimated at 2lb14.  My MFM recommends delivering and so I got my first steroid shot today.  I will get a second tomorrow and will deliver sometime this week or next...
  18. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p>Howdy ladies!  I'm a knitter who has ideas for designing articles that will be "NICU" friendly.  Have a Kimono and Clamshell Cap (accomodates IV lines) already in the pattern test phase, and am thinking about a new article...</p> <p> </p> <p>I wondering about your first experiences holding...
  19. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    <p>My wife got her 26 week ultrasound and was told the one of the babies (we have multiples) weighed 600 grams, and thus was in the "1 % percentile".  The other babies were around the 45% range. Dr. told us to come back in two weeks to get another scan, assess the options, etc.  Choices include...
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