Chat Up Your NICU Nurse
One new mom of a preemie emphasized the importance of communication with your baby's nurse(s). Specifically, she suggested bringing up the following questions:
- Ask to hold your baby as early and as often as possible.
- Ask if you can try breastfeeding.
- Ask what time feedings are done — even if your baby is taking a bottle, you can feed them instead of the nurses.
- Ask for advice on bathing your preemie baby.