NICU Patient Story – Mother’s Smiling Face


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NICU Patient Story – Mother’s Smiling Face

A happy update from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Thanks to support from the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, the NICU was able to buy a camera and printer to take pictures of caregivers so that our babies can see unmasked faces. We don’t know yet if the prevalence of masked faces will have any effect on infant development. We hope that it helps to give our babies a chance to see their loved ones faces nearby. Here is one of our little patients on the day of discharge, being held by her mother, with her mother’s smiling face posted in her crib!

We continue to look for ways to connect with parents. We are excited to bring iPads into the unit, so that nurses can share daily care sessions (feeding, bathing) with families. We are also hoping to increase support of our Newborn Follow-Up Program and expand mental health support to our NICU parents.

Thank you for your support of the Allison Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Yale Children’s Hospital at Bridgeport (NNICU). We will keep you posted on further successes as our NICU continues to provide world class care of our tiniest patients!!

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