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Healthcare Professionals’ Attitudes and Practices in Supporting and Promoting the Breastfeeding of Preterm Infants in NICUs

Breastfeeding preterm infants is shown to have important health benefits for both infants and mothers. A positive relationship between mothers and healthcare teams and supportive practices tend to facilitate maternal competence and promote early initiation of breastfeeding within neonatal intensive … Continue reading

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Introducing an individualised ‘plan for the day’ in the NICU

It is widely recognised that clear, effective communication, especially at handover, is essential to ensure patient safety in the hospital environment. It helps the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) team prepare for the day ahead, improves morale and reduces errors. … Continue reading

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Trauma-informed, neuroprotective care for hospitalised newborns and infants

The patient experience of neonatal intensive care exposes vulnerable preterm and critically ill newborns to numerous sources of stress: noxious environmental stimuli, painful procedures and prolonged separation from their mothers. This early life adversity alters the infant’s develop-mental trajectory through … Continue reading

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Assessing infant-oriented care with developmental support approach in Iranian NICUs

Abstract Introduction: Developmental care program is a comprehensive program to reduce secondary effects of NICU and special care on brain development in premature infants. This study aimed to assess neonatal care situation in Iranian NICUs based on developmental approach to … Continue reading

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Mother’s Lived Experience During Repair of Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia: A Phenomenological Inquiry

Infants born with long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) pose unique physiologic risks in the newborn period. Anatomic and physiologic anomalies require an extended hospitalization with procedural analgesia and sedation that impact the mother’s experience of birth, maternal response, and nurturing of … Continue reading

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Transition to parenthood in the neonatal care unit: a qualitative study and conceptual model designed to illuminate parent and professional views of the impact of webcam technology

Complications during pregnancy, childbirth and/or the postnatal period may result in the admission of a baby to a neonatal unit (NNU). While the survival and long-term prospects of high-risk infants are enhanced by admission, the enforced separation of the parent … Continue reading

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Rallying the Troops: How Sharing Knowledge With Grandparents Supports the Family of the Preterm Infant in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Research concludes that there is a need for educational programs for grandmothers, as well as networking opportunities; educational programs for other extended family members have long been sought by parents, relatives, and nurses in neonatal intensive care unit. The purpose of … Continue reading

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