Posted on June 25, 2018. Filed under: Multiple Birth, Quadruplets, quintuplets, raising multiples, Triplets, Twins, Uncategorized | Tags: bonding with babies in the NICU, Kangaroo care, NICU, skin to skin, time in the NICU |
Sometimes multiple-birth babies need to spend time in the NICU. Their stay may last a couple of days, to weeks and if they are very premature (before 38 weeks), even months. Many parents worry about being able to bond with their babies. It is still possible to bond with them during this time. Here are some ideas for your consideration.
-Try skin to skin care, also known as Kangaroo Care. This is when you hold your undressed babies on your bare chest. Both Moms and Dads/Partners can do this. This calms babies down, regulates their breathing and keeps them warm. The babies also learn to recognize your smell.
-It can still be done when they are attached to the monitors. The staff will help get them into your arms.
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