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Increasing Early Skin-to-Skin in Extremely Low Birthweight Infants

Although the benefits of skin-to-skin care (SSC) for preterm and low birthweight infants are known to the neonatal community, some health centres still struggle with implementation. To increase SSC within the first 72 hours of life among extremely low birthweight (ELBW) infants, a multidimensional approach was chosen at a Level IV university-based regional intensive care nursery (ICN). SSC has many benefits for mothers and infants, especially those born preterm. Previous studies showed that in…
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Visual function in preterm infants: Can early interventions help to improve visual function?

The environment and the procedures at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be stressful for preterm infants. Thus, brain development might be decelerated, increasing the possibility for visual impairments. However, the clinical trial by Italian researchers has shown that early interventions by parents can have a positive effect on visual functions. Previous research suggests that multisensory stimulation, especially infant massages, can help with brain development and visual maturation in preterm infants. The randomized…
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Kangaroo Care Challenge in Hungary

A guest article by Livia Nagy Bonnard from the Hungarian Parent Organisation Right(s) beside you!  May 2018 was passing by in our Association in the spirit of kangaroo care. We invited and had the pleasure to welcome Professor Nils Bergman, one of the most famous researchers and the ambassador of kangaroo mother care (KMC) in Hungary.  After successful events in 2016 and 2017 we organised a Kangaroo Care Challenge amongst several Hungarian Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) on the occasion…
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