A photographic insight into the world of premature and neonatal baby care.
The preemie baby is held in an upright position against a parent's bare chest for 20 minutes to four hours a day.
Benefits for baby and parents:
- First close Bonding happens between the parents and child.
- Creates a calming of baby as he/she responds to parent’s heartbeat.
- Baby enjoys a deeper level of sleep.
- Decreased hospital stays.
- Increased joy for parents helping to care for their child.
- Infant demonstrates fewer breathing pauses and a decreased number of low heart rate spells.
premature Baby Breathing problems and Assisted help with Oxygen,Cpap or a Ventilator.
After delivery especially in very early preterm delivery baby may need some type of assistance with Breathing here is a look at 3 methods
Oxygen via Nasal cannular:A nasal cannula is a thin, plastic tube that delivers oxygen directly into the nose through two small prongs
Oxygen : A nasal cannula is a thin, plastic tube that delivers oxygen directly into the nose through two small prongs
Nasal CPAP, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This machine delivers pressure to the baby's lungs, helping baby to breathe better. A nasal prong is inserted into the baby's nose and the prongs are attached to the machine via a tubing system. Nasal CPAP is often used in pre-term babies who are having difficulty breathing or are working hard to breathe.
Ventilator If the baby is not improving upon this machine, your doctor would put the baby on a ventilator.It takes over the breathing completely to give baby's lungs a chance to rest,mature and improve until fit enough to go on a cpap machine instead.A doctor or nurse may use the word SiPAP ( Si PAP). This is another way of providing CPAP.