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1 Being parent at the neonatal unit - Leaflet 11: Cue-based feeding - French Version
Knowing how to support each stage of the development of your baby’s feeding skills will lead to a positive feeding experience for your premature newborn baby.
2 Being a parent at the neonatal unit - Leaflet 4: Diaper change - French version
The traditional method of diaper changing involves lifting the baby’s bottom to gain access to the area to be cleaned and to replace the diaper. Premature babies are often less tolerant of changes in position because of their immaturity.
3 Being a parent at the NICU - Leaflet 2: Kangaroo Care - French version
Kangaroo care (KC) offers a privileged contact between the parent and the baby. It creates a comforting environment with several elements reminiscent of life in the mother’s womb: heartbeat, breathing, digestion sounds, familiar smells and voices, etc.
4 Being a parent at the neonatal unit - Leaflet 5: Swaddling - French version
Swaddling allows your baby to feel a reassuring touch on his body: the blanket surrounds him/her as did the uterus and the amniotic fluid in the mother's womb.
5 Being a parent at the neonatal unit - Leaflet 6: Soothing methods - French version
In the mother's womb, the baby is in the fetal position and is bathed in the amniotic fluid. He can exercise to suck and grip his umbilical cord, behaviors to be repeated in neonatal unit.
6 Being a parent at the neonatal unit – Leaflet 7: Holding/Carrying – French version
The holding/carrying refers to the moment when you hold/carry your baby in your arms. It is also used for kangaroo care when rocking and/or when transferring your baby to different positions.
7 Being a parent at the neonatal unit - Leaflet 9: Positionning - French version
The therapeutic positioning in neonatal unit reproduces the position of the baby in the mother's womb, thus the physiological position.
8 Being a parent at the neonatal unit - Leaflet 8: Transfer - French version
Transfers correspond to the times when you lift, move and change your baby’s position in his/her incubator or in his/her crib. Due to the immaturity of their sense of balance, premature babies are generally less tolerant of changes in position.
9 Being a parent at the neonatal unit - Leaflet 10: Massage - French version
Massage is a great way to establish special contact with your baby. In addition to being a source of comfort and relief, massage helps your baby to feel the different parts of his/her body.
10 Being a parent at the neonatal unit - Leaflet 3: Touch – French Version
The baby’s sense of touch develops in the mother’s womb with the containment and pressure provided by the amniotic fluid. The uterine wall also helps your baby feel secure and exercise his/her muscles.