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lkraguso

Tue, Jul 19 at 8:12pm UTC by @lkraguso in NICU · View  

Don't forget to sign up for the Walk for Winnie at:

http://give.orlandohealth.com/site/TR/WalkForWinnie/WalkForWinnie-WFW?pg=entry&fr_id=1171.

This is a great event to celebrate our tiny babies!

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Fri, Jul 1 at 3:52pm UTC by @APMCmoderator in NICU · View  

Hello, Moms and Dads! One of our NICU Graduate's Mom, Katie, has updated her blog with new information and photos of "Miracle Myles". Click here to read Katie's story. http://www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com/blog/a-miraculous-first-year-myles-story?q=myles

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Sat, Jun 25 at 9:34am UTC by @APMCmoderator in New Mothers · View  

Hello. The Arnold Palmer Medical Center Transport Team is hosting a series of car seat safety checks and educational classes in July. For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Facebook Events list here: https://www.facebook.com/arnoldpalmerhospital/events.

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mastrobles

Mon, Jun 20 at 10:26am UTC by @mastrobles in NICU · View  

Hello all, My fiance and I had our little girl on May [...]

Hello all,
My fiance and I had our little girl on May 12th. She was not due until July 29th and her arrival was a surprise. On Mothers Day I lost my mucus plug and starting cramping. I had went into the hospital I planned on delivering at in Gainesville,our hometown, they hooked me up to the monitors and because my cramps did not register as contractions they would not check me for dialation. I went home and continued having mild cramps. Monday and went to visit my mom and stay a couple of days. On Tuesday morning at 1:00 am I woke out of my sleeping by horrible pains that I soon realized were full blown contractions. My mother drove me to a local hospital and they did a cervical check and found me to be between 5-6 centimeters dilated. I was rush transfered to Winnie. By the time I arrived I was 7. They immediately put me on mag to try to slow my contractions and keep baby in at least long enough for the steriods to set in. By Thursday night she was all the way in my birthing canal head down and I had no cervix left. We welcomed our baby girl Amelia into the world at 8:24pm. She was only 2 pounds 2.5 ounces. Most beautiful girl Ive ever seen.

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Lisa Raguso responded Mon, Jun 20 at 7:25pm UTC · View

@mastrobles Thank you for sharing your story. I too had a premature girl in the NICU. She was born at 25 weeks and 5 days and we spent 123 days in the NICU at Winnie. She is now almost 4 and doing just fine. I hope you and your fiance are doing okay given the situation. I know it can be stressful and emotional. If you need anything feel free to contact me at lkkammel@comcast.net. [...]

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MaStrobles responded Wed, Jun 22 at 8:01am UTC · View

Thank you. We are actually holding up very well. She is now in tower 11 and so we can stay with her. Should only have another month here. Shes already over 4 pounds and is slowly but surely getting the hang of breastfeeding. Its awesome that you volunteer here 🙂

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Thu, Jun 9 at 8:07am UTC by @APMCmoderator in New Mothers · View  

Are you concerned about your baby spitting up? While some children do have a medical problem related to reflux, experts have become concerned in recent years that medications to treat reflux disease are being overused and given to children who aren’t seeing much benefit. Learn more in this blog post: http://www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com/blog/concerned-about-your-baby-spitting-up?q=GERD

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Sun, Apr 24 at 12:30pm UTC by @APMCmoderator in New Mothers · View  

It can be an exciting and messy time when it comes to introducing solid foods to young infants. With all the foods that are located on the market, it can be hard to figure out what your baby should be receiving. It also can be difficult to think about when to start them on this journey. Every parent is going to reach this milestone, and it is important to know what to look for when this time comes. Check out our blog post here: http://www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com/blog/how-to-introduce-your-baby-to-solid-foods?page=1

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corbinsdad

Sun, Apr 3 at 2:38pm UTC by @corbinsdad in NICU · View  

I wrote a blog about my experience with the premature birth of my son and his time at Winnie Palmer (not specifically named in the blog as I don't have permission to do so). Perhaps other members here will find value in it. http://typedwordsandotherramblings.com/the-early-arrival-a-fathers-perspective-on-the-premature-birth-of-his-son/

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CourtneySchmidt responded Mon, Apr 4 at 11:21am UTC · View

@corbinsdad Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! Your blog post was absolutely beautiful, as is your little boy! I was wondering if you would be willing to let the hospital share your blog post on our blog and social media channels. We can make some edits (adding hospital and doctor name etc). I think other parents who unexpectedly find themselves in the NICU would gain so much hope and encouragement from [...]

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michellesjoy

MichellesJoy responded Thu, Apr 14 at 12:18am UTC · View

@corbinsdad Your story is amazing! I finished your blog post with tears in my eyes. I am so glad that everything worked out for you and your family. You have truly had an amazing journey and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful story!

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albanymom

Fri, Apr 1 at 1:06am UTC by @albanymom in New Mothers · View  

Are there any other moms here who exclusively breast feed their babies? My little one is almost four months old and she only seems to be having bowel movements once every 5-6 days. She seems happy and not in any distress at all so I haven't wanted to take her to the doctor. Just wondering if this is normal? Thanks!

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albanymom responded Fri, Apr 8 at 12:23am UTC · View

Hi @lendychapman - Thanks for letting me know that you experienced the same thing. Funny thing, I think she has pooped every single day since I posted that question. That makes sense and is really good to know though in case she starts going that long again. Thanks again!

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lendychapman responded Mon, Apr 11 at 11:07am UTC · View

Haha, she was saving it up for you 🙂 As long as you, your doctor and she are happy with her pooping schedule then that's what matters!

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randimom

Mon, Mar 14 at 12:43am UTC by @randimom in New Mothers · View  

I am due with baby #2 in about a month. I used disposable diapers with my first child but am considering cloth diapers now. I have been doing some research but the information is overwhelming. I would love to know if anyone has any advice or recommendations to point me in the right direction? If you have a brand that you love, I would appreciate hearing about that as well. Thanks in advance!

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MichellesJoy responded Tue, Mar 22 at 12:02pm UTC · View

Hi @randimom - I applaud you for considering cloth diapers. I have heard from other mothers that it is a lot of work but it can also mean a lot of savings as well since disposable diapers are so expensive. You can find some more information here - https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/diapers-clothing/Pages/Diapers-Disposable-or-Cloth.aspx . Good luck and let us know what you decide and if you have any recommendations for anyone else who might be considering the same thing [...]

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corbinsdad responded Sun, Apr 3 at 2:48pm UTC · View

We used Bum Genius diapers... outer easy wash shell with terry cloth insert. It was a nice cross between the disposables and basic cloth diapers.

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hannahbanana

Mon, Mar 7 at 11:24pm UTC by @hannahbanana in New Mothers · View  

Hello again. I am returning to my part time job soon and [...]

Hello again. I am returning to my part time job soon and have been working on transitioning my breast feed baby to a bottle for a couple of feedings a day and I am having no luck. He refuses to take the bottle at all and is constantly trying to push it out of his mouth with his tongue. I have tried several different types of bottles and nipples but nothing seems to help. Does anyone have any advice on making the transition? Thanks in advance!

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NICU Lactation Consultants responded Tue, Mar 8 at 11:50am UTC · View

Hi @hannahbanana from NICU lactation. Glad things have been going well with breastfeeding! Some of us have had the same problem when trying to introduce a bottle after breastfeeding for some time. There seems to be a "window of opportunity" to do so and if missed, can make things a little more difficult. You didn't say how old your baby is now. There are different things you may be able to try depending on the [...]

lendychapman

lendychapman responded Fri, Mar 11 at 4:10pm UTC · View

I found that letting someone else feed my baby with a bottle first really helped. The first time or two I even had to leave the house because if she smelled me she would want to nurse instead! But, it really was helpful to start with someone else, and eventually she would take a bottle from me as well. I also found that keeping the bottle feedings at the same time each day was helpful, [...]

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