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CHKD is home to the region’s largest and most sophisticated neonatal intensive care unit, certified by the state as a subspecialty nursery. We provide intensive care for high-risk, critically-ill neonates and care for approximately 500 babies a year.
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    Baker-Breastfeeding and COVID-Small Posted By: Team NICU 101, Ashlynn Baker, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Feeding Your NICU Baby During COVID-19

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents wonder if it’s safe to provide breast milk for their NICU baby. Not only is your breast milk safe, it is beneficial. Read full post>>

    Close up of crying baby Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Tuesday, January 02, 2018

    What to Know About RSV and the Flu

    If your baby is leaving the NICU and going home over the winter months, remember it’s the season for cold, flu and RSV. Read full post>>

    Baby's first Christmas ornament Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    Surviving the Holidays in the NICU

    Here you are in the NICU, and chances are good that you can quickly think of at least a dozen places you’d rather spend the upcoming holidays. Read full post>>

    Mom visiting her NICU baby in an isolette Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    What Can I Do To Help My NICU Baby?

    There are some specific things moms in the NICU can do to better to involve themselves with the care of their child. Read full post>>

    Mom and teen daughter hugging Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Do's and Don'ts For the Friends and Families of NICU Parents

    It can be hard to know what to say during this difficult time. The following list of Do’s and Don’ts was created by parents of CHKD NICU graduates. Read full post>>

    Social Security Cards Posted By: Team NICU 101
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Is Your Baby Eligible for Social Security or Medicaid?

    All babies who have a low birth weight (1199 grams or less) are eligible for Social Security (SSI) and Medicaid benefits through the Low Birth Weight Program. Read full post>>