Caring for Your Premature Infant in the NICU and at Home
Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby
Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to care for your premature baby, both in the NICU and at home.
How Do I Give My Premature Baby a Bath?
Answers readers' questions about giving your baby or premature baby a bath, with step by step directions for sponge baths and tub baths.
All About Your Premature Baby
All about your premature baby. Includes information on coping with your baby's early birth, what to expect in the NICU, health concerns of premature babies, NICU discharge, and preventing future preterm births.
Feeding preemies human milk is a wonderful way to care for them. Whether you have too much milk or too little, milk banks help show your love.
Pumping Breast Milk for Your Premature Baby
If your baby is born prematurely, you may need to pump breast milk until he or she is strong enough to breastfeed.
Infant Feeding Tips for Preemies
Feeding your premature baby can be complicated. Parents must choose whether to breastfeed or bottle feed, and may need to learn special preemie feeding tips.
How Can I Be a Great NICU Parent?
When babies are in the NICU, parents can't always care for them in the ways that they're used to. Premature babies need their moms and dads, though, and there are many ways that parents can care for their premature babies.
Music therapy can be a great addition to regular care for premature babies in the NICU.
Infant Massage for Premature Babies
Massage is good for preemies and their parents, both in the NICU and at home.
How Often Should I Pump Breast Milk for a Preemie?
Answers moms' questions about how often to pump breast milk and for how long, when exclusively pumping for a premature baby.
How Much Breast Milk Should I Pump?
Answers questions about how much breast milk a mom should be able to pump if she is exclusively pumping for her preemie or newborn baby.
Should Twins Sleep Together at Home?
Should twins sleep together at home? Benefits of co-sleeping for twins are discussed, as well as possible risks.
Increase Your Milk Supply While Pumping
Providing breast milk is one of the most important ways you can care for your NICU baby. If your baby is small, you can use a pump to establish and maintain a milk supply.
Tips for Breastfeeding a Premature Baby
Breastfeeding a premature baby is one of a preemie mom’s most important jobs. These tips and suggestions will help get your preemie breastfeeding experience off to a good start.
Breastfeeding Benefits for Preemies
Breastfeeding a premature baby has many benefits, both for the baby and for the mom. Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding a premature baby.
Success Tips for Bottle Feeding a Preemie
Bottle feeding a preemie can be a great joy, but also a challenge. Premature babies may have trouble bottle feeding, but these tips can help parents learn to feed their preemies well.
How Long Should My Baby Use Preemie Formula?
Answers parents questions about how long they should use preemie formula, such as Neosure or Enfacare, for their babies.
Coping With Infant Reflux
Parents share their tips for coping with infant reflux and GERD.
Choosing the Best Formula for Your Preemie
Which formula is best for preemies? Although you should always choose a formula with your doctor, this article gives parents some basic knowledge about the different types of formulas that may be used for preemies.
Should Twins Sleep Together in the NICU?
Cobedding twins and other multiples is common practice in many NICUs. Although there are benefits when twins sleep together, there may also be risks to the practice.
Increase Milk Supply - How Did You Increase Your Milk Supply
Readers share stories of how they increased milk supply while pumping breast milk for a premature baby.
Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby - Did You Breastfeed Your Preemie
What made you decide to breastfeed your premature baby, or to choose formula feeding instead? Readers share their stories.
Readers' Tips for Breastfeeding a Premature Baby
Readers share advice and suggestions on breastfeeding a premature baby in the NICU.
Should Babies Sleep Together in the NICU or at Home?
If you have twins, triplets, or more, should your babies sleep together in the NICU or at home? Learn about the benefits and risks to cobedding multiples, and hear from other parents whose babies sleep together.
Bottle Feeding a Preemie - Readers' Tips For Bottle Feeding a Preemie
Readers share success tips for bottle feeding a premature baby in the NICU.
Breast Shield - Choosing the Correct Breast Shield
Breast Shield - Choosing the Correct Breast Shield
Using Hands On Pumping to Increase Milk Supply
Using breast massage in a technique called hands on pumping can greatly increase a mom's milk supply when she is pumping breast milk.
Summer Safety - Parenting Tips for Summer Safety
Readers share advice and stories about keeping premature babies and children safe during summer months.
Herbs and Medications for Increasing Breast Milk Supply
Many herbs and medications can be used to increase milk supply. Learn which herbs and medications are most commonly used and which are most effective.
Parenting Advice - Parenting Advice for NICU Parents
Readers share their stories and parenting advice for parents who have a premature baby in the NICU.
In the NICU
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Having a premature baby in the NICU can feel like a roller coaster of highs and lows. Knowing what to expect and how to cope with all of the experiences you'll face can help alleviate some of your fears, leaving you free to focus on your baby.
Parents Experiences With Cobedding Multiples
Did your twins sleep together, at home or in the NICU? Parents share their experiences with cobedding multiples.
Preemie Home - Did You Feel Ready to Bring Your Preemie Home From the NICU?
Readers share stories about bringing a preemie home from the NICU.What do you wish you had known before taking your baby home from the NICU? What advice can you give other preemie parents?