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Preterm infants may need a boost

A new study suggests that preterm infants may not be fully protected against invasitve pneumococcal disease under the current United Kingdom immunization schedule. The findings are reported in the November issue of the journal ...

Dec 01, 2010
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Neonatal intensive care units critical to infant survival

Very low birthweight and very preterm infants are more likely to die if they are not born at hospitals with neonatal intensive care units specially equipped to care for seriously ill newborns, in contrast to similar babies ...

Sep 01, 2010
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Pain Management for Preemies

(PhysOrg.com) -- A UConn nursing professor is studying a way of holding babies that can reduce pain for preemies.

Jul 29, 2010
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Giving DHA supplements to breastfeeding mothers

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, is essential for the growth and development of infants' brains. Very premature infants may be deficient in DHA because they miss out on the third trimester in utero when ...

May 01, 2010
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Fed When Hungry, Premature Babies Go Home Sooner

Although many parents and health care providers attempt to schedule a preterm newborn’s feeding pattern, a new review of studies reveals that feeding in response to the infant’s own hunger cues might result in earlier ...

Feb 17, 2010
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