Episode 4: Helping Parents Bond with their Babies in the NICU

In this episode:

  • The importance of the child/parent bond
  • What is Family Nurture Intervention?
  • How to better help families become emotionally connected to their baby in the NICU
  • What is comfort touch and kangaroo care?
  • What is scent cloth exchange and its benefits?
  • How is eye contact important in the NICU?
  • Voice in the NICU
  • Kelli discusses the difference between bonding with a newborn just after delivery and bonding with a medically fragile infant in the NICU
  • How bonding benefits the baby and the parent
  • How parents suffering from PPD may find it more difficult to bond with their baby, and how parents can process their emotions so they can start the bonding process
  • The benefits of parents being integrated into their baby’s care in the NICU
Guests: Kara Wahlin & Jasmine LeCoursiere

This episode is sponsored by Huggies.

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