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16 Parents Get Honest About Life After the NICU. Preterm birth affects an estimated one in 10 babies in the United States. That means one in 10 families spend a significant amount of time in the neonatal intensive care unit, or the NICU. We read a lot about people’s experiences in the NICU — but what happens afterwards? The Mighty teamed up with NICU Helping Hands to ask their Facebook community what is the one thing they want other to know about life after the NICU. Here’s what they had to say. 1. “Your first night home without the 24-hour nursing care is scary, but it will get easier.” —Jamie Headley 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Brein van pasgeboren baby groeit één procent per dag. Het brein van een pasgeboren baby groeit gemiddeld één procent per dag.

Als de baby’s drie maanden oud zijn, is de groei al afgevlakt: het brein neemt dan per dag ‘slechts’ 0,4 procent in volume toe. Dat blijkt uit nieuw onderzoek. Al meer dan twee eeuwen houden artsen en verpleegkundigen de groei van het hoofd van baby’s in de gaten door de hoofdomtrek te meten. Dat geeft een beeld van de groei van het hoofd, maar niet van de individuele delen van het brein. MRI-scan Wetenschappers verzamelden pasgeboren baby’s die in goede gezondheid waren en onderworpen ze met enige regelmaat aan een MRI-scan. Prematuur De onderzoekers bestudeerden niet alleen het brein van baby’s die tijdig ter wereld kwamen. Het onderzoek heeft verschillende implicaties. Breast Milk Helps Prevent Retinopathy In Preemies. Babies born prematurely are at risk of eye damage and, in severe cases, permanent blindness. Treatments can help.

And human milk looks like it helps, too. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Babies born prematurely are at risk of eye damage and, in severe cases, permanent blindness. iStockphoto If Stevie Wonder had been born three decades later, we might never have gotten "Superstition" and "Isn't She Lovely" — but the musician might never have gone blind, either. Though treatments were developed in the 1980s, about 400 to 600 U.S. children and 50,000 children worldwide still go blind every year from the condition.

"It makes sense that human milk can be protective against retinopathy of prematurity because we know it's protective against abnormal neurological outcomes in tiny babies," said Susan Landers, a neonatologist in Austin, Texas, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding Executive Committee. Itoggle caption Jim Ross/Invision/AP. Neonatal Journals | Peer Reviewed | High Impact Articles list. Impact Factor: 0.5* Journal of Neonatal Biology is a Quarterly, Open Access, peer-reviewed, academic journal that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on discoveries and current developments as original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of the Neonatology and Perinatal medicine and provides free online access to the researchers worldwide. The journal is using Editorial Manager System for online manuscript submission, review and tracking systems. Editorial board members of the Journal of Neonatal Biology or outside experts review manuscripts; at least two independent reviewer’s approval followed by the editor is required for the acceptance of any citable manuscript.

Submit manuscript at or send as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at Umbilical Cord The umbilical cord connects a baby in the womb to its mother. Neonatal Sepsis Fetus. Baby First - Neonatal Care Practice. The Tiniest Ones: Doctors Ignore Data on Premies. I am not reporting today on the alarming results of a new JAMA study called Adverse Events After Routine Immunization of Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants for reasons related to my passion for women and children’s right to health freedom. I am reporting on this because it is one of the most egregious example of dogma resistant to truth. I have called this anosognosia or lack of awareness of a deficit. This deficiency may be largely because of mass conditioning and the efforts on the part of industry to paper over the truth when it does emerge with strategic tactics, and a pile of funded and manipulated counter-“data”. For this reason, it is critical, when consulting the literature, to consider the following: who funded the studywas a proper placebo usedwhat did the results show Because author conclusions are efforts to hedge and protect themselves, vanishingly few studies that reveal the adverse effects of pharmaceuticals come out and support what their own data actually states.

Should Premature Babies Be Included In The One-Size-Fits-All Vaccination Policy? According to a fact sheet published by the University of Auckland, premature babies weighing as little as seventeen ounces are supposed to be vaccinated with same dose of vaccines given to an adult. The vaccination schedule is not being adjusted in any way and does not take into consideration a premature baby’s fragility or their weight. Their decision has left many professionals questioning whether or not the “one-size-fits-all” vaccination policy is really suitable for premature babies, given the fact that many of them are not yet medically stable.

The University of Auckland believes that no changes are needed and recommends that the vaccination schedule should not be adjusted. They insist that these fragile babies should be vaccinated according to their chronological age, rather than their due date, and that they should be vaccinated in line with the vaccination schedule set by the government. Is The One-Size-Fits-All Policy Right For Premature Babies? The CDC states: She continued: Dr. Breastfeeding the Premature Baby. Introduction Mothers too often have preventable problems with breastfeeding. Many hospital routines make it difficult for mothers and babies to breastfeed successfully. When the baby is born prematurely, mothers have even more difficulty with breastfeeding, and this is unfortunate because premature babies need breastmilk and breastfeeding even more than healthy full term babies. The reason for mothers not getting the help they need is that many of the “techniques” used to save the lives of premature babies were developed during the 1960’s and 1970’s when breastmilk, never mind breastfeeding, really wasn’t a priority in neonatal intensive care units (NICU’s).

Unfortunately, despite much about what we have learned since that time about how to help mothers and babies to breastfeed, NICU’s seem to be, in general, with some exceptions of course, resistant to change the way babies should be fed. Even worse, some techniques have been adopted that make the situation even more difficult. 1. 2.