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What to Know About Sleep and Noise in the NICU

There is a lot going on in any NICU. Staff are busy doing their jobs, babies are crying, there are nervous moms, alarms, ventilators making sounds, beeping monitors, visitors, and multiple conversations. All of these distractions affect both your baby and you. Here’s what you should know about sleep and noise in the NICU.

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What to Bring to the NICU

Doctors have just told you that your newborn will need to be placed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a bit. There are some issues they want to evaluate before you can bring your baby home. Don’t panic, as your little one will be in good hands. You want to be with your

Mom breastfeeding in NICU.

Breastfeeding in the NICU: What You Should Know

Perhaps you weren’t expecting it, but here you are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with your preemie baby. There is a lot to digest, including breastfeeding in the NICU.

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Business Office Moving January 1st

This letter is to serve as written notification that Fairfax Neonatal Associates, P.C. will be relocating its business office as of January 1, 2023. Our new address is:3060 Williams Drive, Suite 520Fairfax, VA 22031 Our phone number and email address will remain the same. Additionally, any current Business Associate Agreement (BAA), if applicable, will be

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Benefits of Reading to Your Baby During and After the NICU

When your baby needs to be in the NICU immediatley after birth instead of being in their newly prepared nursery, this can be an emotional time for parents. Some parents feel like they can’t make a connection with their little one while in the hospital. This is a common complaint. However, there are other ways

Preemie baby sleeping.

Preemie Sleep Patterns: What Parents Should Know

You already know that your sweet little preemie needs extra care. They are more fragile than full term babies and may have developmental problems. Sleeping is another matter entirely, so let’s look at Preemie Sleep Patterns: What Parents Should Know.

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How Kangaroo Care Can Help Your NICU Baby

Mothers have been cradling their infants to their chests for centuries, so kangaroo care is not an entirely new concept. It has helped soothe parents and babies for many years. Find out how kangaroo care can help your baby in the NICU.

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Supporting your Partner During your Baby’s NICU Stay

Being a father with a child in the NICU is a frightening experience. You may not acknowledge all your concerns, but dad’s need to feel like they are helping their partner and being part of the NICU process. That doesn’t always happen, so supporting your partner during your baby’s NICU stay is essential for your

4 Ways to Bond with Your Baby in the NICU

If your newborn is deemed medically fragile, the care staff will most likely whisk your baby away to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU. Even if you were expecting this, it is normal to feel stressed and scared.. There are many ways to participate in your infant’s care while in the NICU. This can

Transitioning Newborns from the NICU to Home

Nothing can compare to the feeling of transitioning newborns from the NICU to home. You are so gloriously happy to finally be bringing your precious new baby home from the hospital, and yet you might also be nervous about the transition. What if your baby gets sick without a doctor present? We’re here to tell