NICU

Breastfeeding in the NICU: How to Solve a Unique Challenge

Soon-to-be parents often imagine what their baby will be like, what they will name him or her, what will happen... Read full post »

Post-Surgical Kangaroo Care for Babies in the NICU

One of the most profound moments of my life was the moment I held my son after he was first... Read full post »

The Purple Butterfly Project

Butterflies have a very special meaning here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. While in flight, they represent optimism; a perfect symbol... Read full post »

Research: Is There a Link Between Pre-Term Birth and Calcium Deposits?

We often don’t know why a baby is born preterm. What caused the mother’s contractions to begin early? What caused... Read full post »

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD): When Helping Preemies Breathe Leads to Complications

Sometimes, when a baby is born too early and their lungs aren’t developed enough, they need to be given oxygen... Read full post »

Kangaroo Care: What Every NICU Parent Should Know

I’ll admit it. I have a pretty amazing job. I get to work with very small babies in the neonatal... Read full post »
Music Therapy: Sounds of Love in Early Childhood

Music Therapy: Sounds of Love in Early Childhood

Believe it or not, your baby thinks your voice sounds better than Beyoncé, Whitney, Elton or Elvis. And, singing to... Read full post »
Breastfeeding Struggles

Breastfeeding: The Struggles Are Real

As a neonatologist, I know the many benefits of breastfeeding, for both mom and her baby. As a mother who... Read full post »