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PreemiePro is a blog about the things I've learned while caring for my premature son. Readers.. are welcome to post their comments and experiences!

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  • Whooping Cough: Immunizations part ll
    on Jul 23, 2010 in Whooping Cough/Pertussis
    I could start this post by telling you how many children I've come across with horrible coughs this summer or I could start by telling you what made me decide to go ahead with my son's 4 month vaccinations but I won't. I'll start by saying, the decis...
  • What is Cradle Cap?
    on Jul 20, 2010 in Cradle Cap Baby Dandruff
    My son was born with a full head of beautiful black hair! Every nurse in the NICU loved his hair and as he grew older, his hair grew even thicker! When my son was about 2 months old, he began to develop a bad case of baby dandruff. He had a thick and...
  • Once a Preemie, Always a Preemie
    on Jul 18, 2010 in Preemies
    Months after my son was born and many months after he reached his desired weight, I remember looking down at my son saying, "What works for other full term babies won't work for him, he's a preemie!" But he wasn't a preemie anymore; he was...
  • ROP: Retinopathy of PrematurityYour infants doctor has just made the diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) or Retrolental Fibroplasia. What does this diagnosis really mean, what is the possibility of total vision loss, why was my baby diagnosed and can it be corrected? Wh...
  • Speech and Language Development
    on Jul 17, 2010 in Speech and Language Milestones
    I have a great little sheet of speech and language milestones! My birthing hospital placed it in my go home packet and I thought I should share it with you. Remember, preemie development is tracked according to their adjusted age (due date), not birt...
  • What is Cradle Cap?
    on Jul 10, 2010 in Cradle Cap Baby Dandruff
    My son was born with a full head of beautiful black hair! Every nurse in the NICU loved his hair and as he grew older, his hair grew even thicker! When my son was about 2 months old, he began to develop a bad case of baby dandruff. He had a thick and...
  • ROP: Retinopathy of PrematurityYour infants doctor has just made the diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) or Retrolental Fibroplasia. What does this diagnosis really mean, what is the possibility of total vision loss, why was my baby diagnosed and can it be corrected? Wh...
  • Skin Allergies in Infants: Eczema
    on Jul 1, 2010 in Skin Allergies: Eczema
    A baby's skin goes through lots of changes, from baby acne and cradle cap to basic shedding. Most of these changes come and go without much intervention or discomfort. But some changes to the skin should not be overlooked. My son had fine bumps on hi...
  • Skin Allergies in Infants: Eczema
    on Jul 1, 2010 in Skin Allergies: Eczema
    A baby's skin goes through lots of changes, from baby acne and cradle cap to basic shedding. Most of these changes come and go without much intervention or discomfort. But some changes to the skin should not be overlooked. My son had fine bumps on hi...
  • Once a Preemie, Always a Preemie
    on Jun 30, 2010 in Preemies
    Months after my son was born and many months after he reached his desired weight, I remember looking down at my son saying, "What works for other full term babies won't work for him, he's a preemie!" But he wasn't a preemie anymore; he was a healthy...
  • No more constipation!
    on Jun 30, 2010 in Constipation in Infants
    Breastfeeding is the number one remedy for constipation but breastfeeding is not an option for everyone. If you have decided against breastfeeding or are unable to breastfeed, your child is probably on some kind of formula. As a result, your child ma...
  • No more constipation!
    on Jun 30, 2010 in Constipation in Infants
    Breastfeeding is the number one remedy for constipation but breastfeeding is not an option for everyone. If you have decided against breastfeeding or are unable to breastfeed, your child is probably on some kind of formula. As a result, your child ma...
  • No Visitors for Baby!
    on Jun 14, 2010 in Preemies and Visitors
    Bringing home a preemie is anything but business as usual. After two weeks in the NICU, my son was released to a gang of anxiously awaiting friends and family. I had the uneasy task of telling them that my son would be on visitor restriction until fu...
  • No Visitors for Baby!
    on Jun 14, 2010 in Preemies and Visitors
    Bringing home a preemie is anything but business as usual. After two weeks in the NICU, my son was released to a gang of anxiously awaiting friends and family. I had the uneasy task of telling them that my son would be on visitor restriction until fu...
  • A Note of Encouragement!
    on Jun 8, 2010 in Words of encouragement
    Not too long ago you took that test and it was positive! You knew your life was about to change in ways you could never imagine. All of the mathematical formulas in the world couldn't calculate your happiness! Then that little bundle of joy came but...
  • A Note of Encouragement!
    on Jun 8, 2010 in Words of encouragement
    Not too long ago you took that test and it was positive! You knew your life was about to change in ways you could never imagine. All of the mathematical formulas in the world couldn't calculate your happiness! Then that little bundle of joy came but...
  • Why Does My Infant Stop Breathing?
    on Jun 7, 2010 in apnea in preemies
    There's one thing that I will never forget about my son's stay in the NICU, his breathing. He was breathing really well, he didn't need oxygen yet he would stop breathing! Every so often he would stop breathing for about 10 seconds and it scared me c...
  • Why Does My Infant Stop Breathing?
    on Jun 7, 2010 in apnea in preemies
    There's one thing that I will never forget about my son's stay in the NICU, his breathing. He was breathing really well, he didn't need oxygen yet he would stop breathing! Every so often he would stop breathing for about 10 seconds and it scared me c...
  • Why is My Infant Grunting?
    on Jun 4, 2010 in Grunting
    Around three weeks of age my son began grunting. Not just an occasional small grunt but these very intense, face red, fist clenched grunts. At first, I figured it was in response to a bowel movement or gas but his bowel movements were watery. After t...
  • Immunizations and Preemies
    on Jun 4, 2010 in Immunization
    Once preemies leave the hospital and begin their regular scheduled well visits, their age will be adjusted based on the birth date and the actual due date. My son was born on March 11th, his due date was April 22nd. When he went for his 2 month well...
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