Meet graduates of the Small Baby Unit. The unit is designed for babies born at less than 28 weeks gestation or weigh less than 1,000 grams.
A registered nurse and lactation consultant at CHOC explains the breastfeeding resources available to moms whose newborns are in the NICU.
CHOC’s most recent accolade is inclusion on the coveted U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The expansion of the NICU at CHOC Hospital will establish 36 private patient rooms, which have been shown to improve outcomes among infants.
CHOC Small Baby Unit is improving quality & outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants according to results of an article in Pediatrics.
For decades, CHOC has offered highly specialized care for critically ill babies. CHOC will expand its NICU by building 36 private rooms.
CHOC child life specialists and parents play an important role in helping siblings cope when their new sibling is in the NICU.
Siblings have also been prepared for the arrival of a baby brother or sister, and often struggle with visiting the newborn in the hospital.
No expectant mom wants to imagine bonding with her newborn in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) instead of a home nursery.