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- COVID-19 gave birth to changes in neonatal care units
The emergence or the SARS-CoV-2 virus swiftly effected change in every facet of society, with health care delivery being the frontline to the COVID-19 pandemic. This agent of change spared no population. Rapid process changes infiltrated neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) to protect the most vulnerable newborn babies who made their entry into the world during a global pandemic. Just as the virus has adapted to its global host with variant strains, health care delivery in the NICU has adapted with evolving and sustainable practices.
- Guidelines support breastfeeding during parent-newborn separation
Data show the importance of human milk and breastfeeding for the optimal health of infants, children, and lactating parents. But when parents and newborns are separated due to a hospitalization, current research shows that most sick babies are discharged home on infant formula. While many professional organizations have position statements about breastfeeding, few outline the specific lactation needs during parent-newborn separation.
- Could best medicine for newborns with opioid exposure be mom? Cincinnati hospitals try new approach
An infant is diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome every 19 minutes in the United States. Withdrawal symptoms can include diarrhea, sleep disruption, vomiting, fever, inability to feed properly, tremors and more.