Breastfeeding for Premature Babies

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This blog will help new parents understand some of the typical challenges involved in breastfeeding a preemie who decided to arrive early!  

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Are You Falling For These Infant Sleep Myths?

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As a new parent you may have received sleep advice from lots of well-meaning friends and family, and you’ve probably even done some late-night Google searching on the topic. It can be hard to sift through all the recommendations made by fellow parents, social media influencers, and family members. We’ve got you covered with a look at common infant sleep myths and their corresponding, research-backed facts.

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Holidays with Newborns

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Having a new baby is a huge life transition. The holiday season can add a lot of additional stress while you are busy taking care of your newborn. This is because what’s best for mother-newborn dyads (to rest, stay home, focus on breastfeeding, not have too many interruptions with visitors, etc.) is the opposite of our societal expectations of what parents of new babies should do during that time of year (traveling, family traditions, bringing babies to large holiday gatherings, entertaining guests, meeting family members, etc.) 

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A Parent’s Guide to the NICU

A NICU is a neonatal intensive care unit, which is a hospital unit for sick newborns. Babies who are admitted to NICUs include those who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks’ gestation), have surgical conditions, birth defects, genetic syndromes, metabolic problems, and/or any other unexpected complications that arise during the newborn period, such as sepsis (infection), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or severe hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice). Learn about the different levels of the NICU, the professionals who take care of the patients and their families, and how the babies are cared for in this helpful guide for parents.

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Tips to Deal with Nipple Confusion

Nipple confusion can be a frustrating part of breastfeeding for new moms nursing their little ones. Moms that want to still have the bonding time, but don’t have always the ability to be there for every feeding, and then they can sometimes find it difficult for their baby to want to latch after introducing bottles.

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Is it Safe for Babies to Sleep on Nursing Pillows?

There will come a time when breastfeeding that your baby will finally fall asleep for the first time in 12 hours and you breathe a sigh of relief. Can you leave your baby on the nursing pillow so that you can finally go take a shower?

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Breastfeeding and Jaundice

After mom and baby make a safe venture home from the hospital, appointments with pediatricians are scheduled to ensure baby’s health is progressing properly. Doctors look for signs and symptoms of many complications that can happen in newborns. Jaundice is one of the more common diseases pediatricians look for in infants. Jaundice is normal and should not be a concern from mom unless otherwise stated by your baby’s physician.

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Calming Your Colicky Baby

Colic is a severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and is suffered especially by babies. Colic is likely to start around 2 weeks of age (if your infant is full-term, later if the baby is premature), and usually goes away within 3-4 months.

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