IN THE NICU
Parenting in the NICU
Coping With the NICU Experience
Family & Friends
Leaving the NICU
Caring for Your Baby
Feeding Your Baby
As Your Child Grows
Grief & Loss
March of Dimes Helps
Family & Friends:
While your baby is in the NICU, you may feel torn between your infant and the needs of your other children. Grandparents, other relatives and friends will want to know how to help.
Supporting Your Other Children
Siblings can be deeply affected by a baby in a NICU. There are things families can do to make it easier on children.
Grandparents and the NICU: Your Special Role
As a parent and a grandparent, you have a very important role when your grandchild is in the NICU. Whether you live nearby or far away, there are things you can do to help support the new parents.
Your Relatives and Friends
After your baby's arrival, some relatives and friends will rally to support you. Others may be fearful or feel too uncomfortable to face you.
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