Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Education

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is renowned for its care of the tiniest and most fragile of infants born at Saint Peter’s, and for those transported from area hospitals for specialty care.  The staff of specially trained doctors and nurses and other healthcare providers, including a neonatal-trained pharmacist, respiratory therapist, social worker and nutritionist, provide the most comprehensive neonatal care in the state for newborns and infants with medical problems.

We understand that it is stressful to have a baby hospitalized in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Our NICU educators – trained nurses – provide educational instruction for parents during hospitalization and upon baby’s discharge.

  • Baby Crib Safety Tips for Your Newborn Baby

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital is proud to present this Ask Saint Peter's video about crib safety. NICU nurse Deanna Holmes, RNC-NIC, provides tips for parents. Remove padding and soft items such as stuffed animals from cribs are among the trips provided.

  • Breast Feeding the Preterm Infant

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital is proud to present this Ask Saint Peter's video about crib safety. NICU nurse, Carolyn Champouillon, provides tips for Breast Feeding the Preterm Infant

  • Car Seat Safety for Low-birth Weight Babies

    Car seat safety is among the things parents need to know. A car seat safety test in low-birth weight babies is done to check for signs of trouble, such as a slow heartbeat, too little oxygen to the blood, or periods of not breathing. NICU Nurse Cathy Sever, RNC, explains a car seat safety test for low-birth babies.

  • How To Properly Store Breast Milk

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital is proud to present this video about how to properly store breast milk . NICU Education Coordinator Dolly Allen provides instruction.

  • How To Use A Breast Pump

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital is proud to present this Ask Saint Peter's video about how to use a breast pump. Nurse Elvira Hardy RNC, IBCLC, provides instruction that includes tips for pumping in the preemie mode.

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