What patients and families need to know
For Parents in the NICU
Parents and families have questions about our NICU, equipment and treatments as well as possible resources we offer. In this section, we provide answers to many of these questions.
How do we care for our baby in the NICU?
Caring for a sick or premature infant is unique, and each family will have a different experience. From our doctors, to our nurses, to our therapy staff, we do everything we can to make your time in the NICU as comfortable as possible. We will teach you how to hold and care for your baby, so you can develop your special bond. We also explain the machines and monitoring devices our staff will use to care for your baby. Learn more about baby care in the NICU.
How will we feed our baby in the NICU?
Feeding your baby is an important part of the bonding process. Learn more about our breastfeeding and donor milk programs, as well as how we monitor your baby’s nutrition by visiting Feeding your Baby in the NICU.
Where else can we get the support we need?
Children’s offers several programs to help you while your baby is in the NICU. Learn more about:
We also offer several resources from around the web to help. Please see Web Resources for NICU Families.
Please ask us any question or voice any concern. Our staff knows that the more confident you feel, the better it will be for your baby and your entire family.
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