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What to use for dry skin while baby on oxygen?

  • By jroth · New reply January 12, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • My grandson came home on oxygen for BPD. Because my daughter and her family are washing their hands a lot, cold weather and dry air, their skin is really dry and cracking. The oxygen rep said not to use ...

We got FLU and then RSV in a NICU?! Can't get my son home! Help!

  • By ElenaRus · New reply January 8, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • After struggling for so many months since 15 of March, now my son got infected by RSV being in a NICU. This is a second severe infection since August. We expected him to come home in September, but he ...

Worried about my daughter's communication skills

  • By Anitamarshall · New reply January 7, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • My twins boy and a girl born at 23 weeks and 4 days. There are now almost 18 months corrected and 14 months adjusted. My son is doing very well reaching his milestones beautiful but on the other hand ...

labour and c-section

  • By olabisi · New reply January 5, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • At 40 weeks i went into labour with my first child. Dilated 10cm but when it was to push i stopped feeling pains. I was rushed in for a c-section and was delivered of a baby girl who died after 7-8 hours ...

When did your Micropreemie start talking?

  • By sb4878 · New reply January 4, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Just wondering when your babies started talking? I know my baby is delayed and I think we are getting somewhat close to her saying words. She was born at 25 weeks and is now 16 months actual(about 13 ...

27 Weeker

  • By sgonzalez527 · New reply January 4, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, My baby was born at 27 and is now 5 months and 4 weeks. She is currently home on oxygen and i will be starting school on Jan 27. I was wondering what Day care payed by the government i could apply ...

SIUGR MoDi boys currently 20weeks today

  • By nicl23 · New reply January 4, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hello everyone-I write to you laying here trying to rest and eat/drink well I between doctor appointments with specialists in Columbia NYC and CHOP in PA. Here are my boys progression: -all visits every ...

Premmie Crawling

  • By SuzzieSarah2014 · New reply January 3, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hi, My little miracle was born at 32 weeks weighing 580g. I suffer from a terrible auto immune disease called chronic histiocytic intervillositis hence why she was so small. She had a grade 2-3 IVH. She ...

Looking to purchase a used freezer for breast milk storage in NYC area.

  • By Niellybaby · New reply January 2, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hello all, I have a 24weeker currently in the NICU for 79 days now. She is doing well other than the usual up and down days that I'm sure you are all familiar with. I have been pumping and I am now having ...

Post weaning blues?

  • By elseena · New reply January 2, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I am slowly weaning. I am down to three or four pumping sessions/day, and am starting to feel depressed. Did anyone else experience this? How long did it last? How severe did it get? Maybe I shouldn't ...

Oxygen rates and PDA Question

  • By jroth · New reply January 1, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My daughter is the proud parent of a preemie that is still in West Penn hospital step down unit. He is doing well, but will go home on oxygen. I am still confused about the oxygen. While in the NICU ...


  • By hmsears24 · Posted January 1, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hello. I am a mother of 4 beautiful babys. All of my pregnancys went really well with no complications until my last one. I had a placental abruption at 18 weeks and ongoing bleeding and in and out of ...

New Years Resolutions

  • By arthur78 · New reply December 31, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I just want to know if anyone else has made any resolutions regarding their kids? I know I have. I resolve to: 1. Not worry about every freakin' thing. If she has a bad feeding, I resolve to move past ...


  • By Beth4275 · New reply December 30, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Well, after two years of diligence, my LO has RSV. Insurance denied coverage ( she had Synagis the first two winters) and now she is in the hospital on 2 litres of oxygen. I want to yell at the insurance ...

When did your preemie start teething?

  • By alixjayne92 · New reply December 29, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • My little girl was born at 32 + 5 weeks, she is nearly 13 weeks ( or 5 corrected) and she has started showing some signs of teething, and my auntie said her gums are really hard, is it possible for her ...

My Premie is Coughing Non stop for almost 2-3 weeks now

  • By 861217 · New reply December 29, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • My 31w5ds has been coughing more than 2weeks now. I took her to her Dr which he gave her antibiotic as well Berotec wen I get home for holidays she was worse I had to take to other Dr n he gave her antibiotics ...

Bronchiolitis- 2nd time admitted to hospital in 3 weeks

  • By sb4878 · New reply December 27, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • My daughter was born at 25 weeks and randomly has some coughing. We saw a doctor for it and she had wheezing and was prescribed albuterol nebulizer back in June. She had coughing on Dec 2 and we didn't ...

I Can't Wake Up For Her Feedings :(

  • By theburgessmommy · New reply December 25, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hi everybody. My DD is doing really well at home! She turned 2 months yesterday, which was also my due date. A little sleepy from her shots and having a bit of loss of appetite, but nothing crazy. Anyway ...

worried advice please :-(

  • By andy13 · New reply December 18, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Hi i have a son who is 19months possible muscular dystrophy undergoing last test we now have a 7month old baby girl who was 6 weeks early and very stiff! She has been referred as her head has shot up ...

Neosure vs Enfacare

  • By elseena · New reply December 14, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • We are transitioning to formula DD is almost 5 mos a dual and 9 weeks adjusted. Neosure has not gone well at all. It give her horrible gas and constipation. And she vomits it in its entirety when I give ...

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