to StorkNet's NICU Support Cubby!
While we wish that no baby would ever have to spend time in the NICU, we realize that some babies will have to spend a few days, weeks or even months in the NICU. We hope that you will find this cubby a valuable source of support, information and encouragement if you do end up having to visit your newborn in the NICU.
| ||º ||NIH Study Reveals Factors That Influence Premature Infant Survival, Disability|
Based on observations of more than 4,000 infants, researchers in an NIH newborn research network have identified several factors that influence an extremely low birth weight infant's chances for survival and disability. The findings offer new information to physicians and families considering the most appropriate treatment options for this category of infants.
| ||º ||Breast Milk Associated With Greater Mental Development in Preterm Infants, Fewer Re-hospitalizations|
Extremely low birth weight premature infants who received breast milk shortly after birth, while still in intensive care units, had greater mental development scores at 30 months than did infants who were not fed breast milk, reported researchers in an NIH network. Moreover, infants fed breast milk were less likely to have been re-hospitalized after their initial discharge than were the infants not fed breast milk.
| ||º ||Personal Stories|
Would you like to share your NICU experiences with us? Please email us your story and be sure to include a statement giving us permission to post it.
| ||º ||For Parents of Multiples|
Our Multiples FAQ Project is completed. Check out our NICU area for tips on parenting multiples in the NICU.
| ||º ||Feel free to email us with your suggestions and feedback for the cubby.|