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Supporting your baby when he needs a lot of medical attention.

  • Use a firm touch to contain the baby's arms and legs. This helps when he is uncomfortable or upset.
  • Watch your baby carefully to determine when he or she is uncomfortable or upset.
  • Learn how to help position your baby.
  • Talk to the baby softly and call the baby by name.
  • Change the baby's diaper (have a nurse help if the baby has a UAC, UVC in).
  • Offer your finger for the baby to grasp.
  • Learn how to help clean the baby's mouth.
  • Encourage visitors to speak quietly around the baby so sleep is not disturbed.
  • Learn to recognize when your baby shows signs of stress and needs to be left alone.