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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

Provider Spotlight: Dr. Alan Silk, Neonatologist and Director of Nurseries at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Who or what inspired you? My father inspired me. He was a pharmacist and owner of a small neighborhood pharmacy. He knew every customer and he knew their families. He took care of their illnesses and cared for them and about them – he treated them like they were his own. He had an amazing work ethic, working long and hard hours preparing prescriptions and still