High-Risk Newborn

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  1. Adding to Mother's Milk

    Although your milk is best, it is not always complete with the nutritional needs of very small premature babies or some very sick newborns.

  2. Apnea of Prematurity

    It’s a cliché that many new parents need to reassure themselves that the baby is still breathing. But what if your baby really is having breathing problems? A breathing condition called apnea of prematurity affects some babies, especially if they’re born early. But you can learn what symptoms to look for.

  3. Assessments for Newborn Babies
  4. Birth Defects Index

    Detailed information on birth defects, including their cause and frequency

  5. Birth Injury

    Detailed information on birth injury, including the most common types of birth injury

  6. Blood Circulation in the Fetus and Newborn

    During pregnancy, the fetal lungs are not used for breathing—the placenta does the work of exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide through the mother's circulation. With the first breaths of air the baby takes at birth, the fetal circulation changes.

  7. Blood Types in Pregnancy

    A baby may have the blood type and Rh factor of either parent, or a combination of both parents.

  8. Breast Milk: Pumping, Collecting, Storing

    "Fresh breast milk" contains the most active anti-infective properties. Refrigerated breast milk has fewer anti-infective properties than fresh milk and frozen breast milk has the least.

  9. Breastfeeding Overview
  10. Breastfeeding the High-Risk Newborn

    Detailed information on breastfeeding the high-risk newborn

  11. Caring for Babies in the NICU

    Detailed information on caring for babies in the NICU

  12. Chromosomal Abnormalities

    Detailed information on the most common chromosomal abnormalities

  13. Chronic Lung Disease

    If your baby was born premature and needed to be on a respirator, her lungs may have been damaged. This can cause a condition called chronic lung disease (CLD). But CLD can be treated, and as lungs mature the condition can improve. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for CLD.

  14. Cleft Lip / Cleft Palate

    Detailed information on craniofacial anomalies, including cleft lip and cleft palate

  15. Common Conditions and Complications

    Detailed information on common conditions and complications of the high-risk newborn

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