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Will I be able to hold my baby in the nicu?
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In brief: Yes
Except for extremely fragile babies, and outside the times when the nurses or doctors need to work on your baby, practically all nicus allow parents to hold their babies under supervision of the staff.

In brief: Yes
Except for extremely fragile babies, and outside the times when the nurses or doctors need to work on your baby, practically all nicus allow parents to hold their babies under supervision of the staff.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Sue Hall
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
You should absolutely be able to hold your baby in the nicu! if your baby is really sick, it might be a few days.
Ask the baby's nurse and doctor to tell you when the baby is stable enough to be held, especially for kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact). Until the baby can be held, you can hold the baby's hand, talk softly to him, and perhaps take his temperature and change his diapers.

In brief: Yes
You should absolutely be able to hold your baby in the nicu! if your baby is really sick, it might be a few days.
Ask the baby's nurse and doctor to tell you when the baby is stable enough to be held, especially for kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact). Until the baby can be held, you can hold the baby's hand, talk softly to him, and perhaps take his temperature and change his diapers.
Dr. Sue Hall
Dr. Sue Hall
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
As long as a baby is in stable condition, and the nicu doctors and nurses are finished working with the baby, then the parents can go in to visit and hold the baby.
Parents should always check with the nurses first, to be sure the baby is stable enough to be held.

In brief: Yes
As long as a baby is in stable condition, and the nicu doctors and nurses are finished working with the baby, then the parents can go in to visit and hold the baby.
Parents should always check with the nurses first, to be sure the baby is stable enough to be held.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Yes
As soon as your baby is able to be held, the providers (nurses, doctors) will make it happen.

In brief: Yes
As soon as your baby is able to be held, the providers (nurses, doctors) will make it happen.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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