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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 breast pump Posted By: Kitty Katz, IBCLC
Tuesday, October 1, 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 8, 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>>

Infant with oxygen tube Posted By: Megan Hopkins
Tuesday, August 7, 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>>

Baby's first Christmas ornament Posted By: Team NICU 101
Wednesday, December 6, 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>>