Jaundice, another common disease in preemies
can be dangerous as it can cause brain damage.
Jones sees growth for the retail part of its preemie
business because in many states, hospitals are now discharging preemies
between the weight range of three and-a-half to five pounds, where until recently infants were not allowed to go home until they weighed at least five pounds.
Trust me, no one thinks nearly enough about preemies
This would involve getting volunteers to assist with making the preemie
hats for donation to their local NICU.
But the biggest risk is to the youngest preemies
, those born before 28 weeks gestation.
Adults need only 14 to 18 breathes per minute, but preemies
need 45 to 50 to get things cleared and going.
Programs like the Thrive Guide, inspired by Chotrani's own experience with the birth of her son, Nathan, who was born at just 24 weeks, will be an interactive resource with tips, instructional videos and information to educate preemie
parents about nutrition, managing health challenges and promoting the healthy development of their little ones.
It is concentrated breast milk that is added to the mother's breast milk or to donor milk (if a mother's own milk is unavailable), in order to meet the precise protein and caloric needs of the preemie
Charity Night, held the first Monday of every month at the yarn and gift shop, has sent bags of hats and mittens, 20 afghans, 42 comfort dolls, helmet liners, preemie
caps, children's blankets and slippers to numerous charities, here in the local area and abroad.
Spitzer, a prominent neonatal researcher and former Chief of Neonatology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, wrote the books Intensive Care of the Fetus and Neonate and Fetal and Neonatal Secrets, and is grandfather to a preemie
born at 30 weeks gestation.
Each day on our way into the preemie
nursery, we passed incubators whose occupants were much smaller than our son, and who never seemed to have any visitors apart from the nurses in the unit.
Baby Theo is another preemie
, but mum Kaili already has her hands full with a 10-month-old.