Archive: Neonatal Unit

Cleaning and Storing the Single Patient Use Pump Kits

How to wash single use breastmilk collection set 1. Wash your hands 2. Only items that come in contact with breastmilk will need washing 3. These items do not...

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The Neonatal Community Team: Going Home

Taking your baby home, whether after a few days or months on the NNU, can be a relief yet also cause anxiety and uncertainty. When will my baby go...

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Intravenous Antibiotics (IVAB’s)

Why does my baby need intravenous antibiotics (IVAB’s)? The main reasons may be: ▪ If your membranes rupture over 18 hours before delivery of your baby and you were...

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Heart Murmurs in Newborn Babies

What is a heart murmur? A heart murmur is an additional sound made by blood as it passes through the heart and blood vessels heard when listening to your...

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Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN)

Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) makes the baby’s red blood cells break up more quickly than usual. It affects babies in the first few weeks to months after...

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Birth Afterthoughts

The Birth Afterthoughts Service offers you the opportunity to explore your birth experiences with an experienced midwife. The Birth Afterthoughts Service provides the opportunity to explore your birth experiences...

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Vitamin K for Newborn Babies

What is Vitamin K? Vitamin K is a vitamin which is needed for normal blood clotting. Do all Babies need Vitamin K? Babies are born with lower levels of...

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Tongue Tie Division to Improve Breastfeeding

A tongue tie is a tight or short membrane under the tongue (frenulum). The tongue tip may be blunt, forked, or have a heart shaped appearance and may not...

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Lumbar puncture for newborn

What is it? A lumbar puncture is a procedure to collect a small amount of fluid, called Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Why does...

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Safeguarding Children and Young People (0-18 years)

A midwife, nurse or doctor has spoken to you regarding concerns hat we have about a baby, child or young person in your care, or you as a young...

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