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Opiate Addiction and the NICU: A Mom’s Story That Changes Stereotypes

Opioid addiction and the NICU are common themes in the news. Yet, we never hear from the mothers in these situations. The author interviewed Victoria, a Mom who had an addiction and had desperately wanted to be clean. She got … Continue reading

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Development and Implementation of a Postpartum Depression Screening Program in the NICU

Postpartum depression (PPD) is higher among NICU mothers compared to mothers without infants in the NICU. Routine screening improves early PPD identification and treatment for mothers. Key national women and infant organizations endorse facility-based policies that address PPD screening. In … Continue reading

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The experiences of mothers with preterm infants within the first-year post discharge from NICU: social support, attachment and level of depressive symptoms

The estimated global premature birth rate for 2014 was 10.6%, equating to an estimate of 14.84 million live premature births. The experience of premature birth does not impact solely on the infant and mother as individuals but occurs in the … Continue reading

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A Typology of Breastfeeding Mothers of Preterm Infants:A Qualitative Analysis

Breastfeeding is an important element of motherhood with a preterm infant, but the role of maternal emotions in relation to breastfeeding is vague. The purpose of this  qualitative study was  to describe maternal emotions regarding and insights into breastfeeding during the first … Continue reading

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The Effects of the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System on Sensitivity in Mother–Infant Interactions

Abstract The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system is a neurobehavioral observation tool designed to sensitize parents to infants’ capacities and individuality and to enhance the parent–infant relationship by strengthening parents’ confidence and practical skills in caring for their children. The … Continue reading

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