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NICU 101

Close up of breast pump Posted By: Kitty Katz, IBCLC
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Problems With Pumping? It's Quite Common

Many moms desire to breastfeed their newborn. A NICU stay can certainly throw a wrench in the plan, especially when unexpected. Read full post>>

Close up of a mom kissing her infant Posted By: Katherine Babb, BSN, RN
Thursday, August 08, 2019

When a Primary Patient Goes Home

When a neonatal intensive care unit patient goes home, a little bit of their registered nurse's heart goes along with them. Read full post>>

CHKD volunteer cuddler with a baby in the NICU Posted By: Elizabeth Simpson Earley
Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Cuddles are the Best Medicine

Dale Pearson is the longest running CHKD Volunteer Cuddler, and has been coming to CHKD for 15 years to cuddle babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Read full post>>

Holiday photo of Tristan and Damien Posted By: Emily Muñoz
Monday, October 22, 2018

Juggling Baby In The NICU With Sibling At Home

When a NICU baby isn't your first child, the challenge becomes giving both the hospitalized child and the one at home the proper amount of attention. Read full post>>

Infant with oxygen tube Posted By: Megan Hopkins
Tuesday, August 07, 2018

It's Only Natural To Miss The NICU

Once a parent has spent vast amounts of time with their baby in the NICU, it is only natural to miss it once baby is discharged. Read full post>>

Mom on a tablet while her baby sleeps on her chest Posted By: Sarah Pope
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rules Of Engagement When Googling

To Google or not to Google? As tempting as it is to search medical terms on the internet, take precautions if you do. Read full post>>