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Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

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Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Pediatrics

In brief: NICUs and developmen

The noisy and painful experiences in nicus of the past appeared to affect babies development.
Added to that, the lack of parental contact has been shown to be detrimental. Modern, progressive nicus encourage parents to participate in their baby's care or provide surrogates (cuddlers). They cluster care to minimize interruption of babies' natural cycles. They decrease noise and other stimuli.

In brief: NICUs and developmen

The noisy and painful experiences in nicus of the past appeared to affect babies development.
Added to that, the lack of parental contact has been shown to be detrimental. Modern, progressive nicus encourage parents to participate in their baby's care or provide surrogates (cuddlers). They cluster care to minimize interruption of babies' natural cycles. They decrease noise and other stimuli.
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