Episode 2: From Powerless to Empowered – Learning to Advocate for Your Baby in the NICU

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This episode of Hand to Hold’s NICU Now Podcast is sponsored by Prolacta Bioscience®, the pioneer in providing 100% donor milk-based nutrition for premature infants in the NICU. Only Prolacta offers a Human Milk Fortifier made exclusively from 100% donor milk. For more information visit prolacta.com.

In this episode

  • How parents can avoid letting stress and anxiety take over and find their footing in the NICU
  • Advice for empowering yourself as a parent and becoming your baby’s advocate
  • How to embrace your feelings of guilt and inadequacy, for they are normal, but to let go of the expectations you once had for your pregnancy/baby
  • Overcoming guilt and fear of caring for a disabled child

Resources mentioned in this podcast

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The NICU Now Audio Support Series was made possible through numerous individual donations, a grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and is produced by Hand to Hold, which is solely responsible for its content. Episodes are sponsored in part by Prolacta Bioscience and Huggies. Production by Milam Film Works, and music provided by The Mrs

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