What Formula To Use for Preemies?

Spending 4 months in the NICU taught me a surplus of information I never dreamed I would need. From learning that preemies can be born with closed eyelids(like ours)because the eyes are fused shut until around 24 weeks, or learning that most preemies are born with a small hole in their heart that will normallyContinue reading “What Formula To Use for Preemies?”

PVL In Preemies

This is a rough topic for me to discuss as our baby is afflicted with PVL. PVL is a brain condition often present in preemies. Periventricular Leukomalacia is the official title, yet it is often just referred to as PVL. If your child has PVL, you need to be aware of this yet you needContinue reading “PVL In Preemies”

Jaundice in Preemies(and Newborns)

Jaundice is very common in newborns and it is especially common in preemies. Jaundice is when your babys’ skin, as well as the whites of their eyes, has a yellow appearance. Bilirubin is the cause of jaundice; bilirubin is a substance built up in your childs’ blood. When children have jaundice there is an excessContinue reading “Jaundice in Preemies(and Newborns)”