Breastfeeding week: "Breastmilk is highly recommended for your newborn. It provides complete nutrition to the baby, and can be even beneficial for premature babies" - Dr. Vishnuvardhan Reddy. An Indian engineer whose low-cost neonatal breathing device has saved the lives of new-born babies across small towns of India, has won the Commonwealth Secretary-General''s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London. The world's smallest baby boy, who was born in October in Japan weighing as much as an apple, is now ready for the outside world, his doctor said Friday.
A mum has posted an incredible progress photo of her premature baby daughter Grace - who has undergone an amazing transformation in just three months. When Mary Parkins gave birth to her daughter at 23 weeks, the impossibly-tiny infant weighed just one pound. According to the NHS , premature babies born before 24 weeks typically do not survive as their lungs and other vital organs have not developed enough. Fortunately, recent medical advances in neonatal care mean babies born prematurely can make it, with the help of intensive medical intervention - however, the risks are still high as there is an increased risk of disability.
Premature babies are any babies born before the 37th week of a woman's pregnancy. However, if you've ever spent time inside a NICU, you know that preemies who are born at different stages of pregnancy are very different from one another. All premature babies are small, require complex medical care, and may face serious complications both in the NICU and at home. A baby born 3 to 4 months early, though, will face far different complications from a baby born 1 to 2 months early.
Most TransformationTuesday photos involve someone getting super fit, or losing crazy amounts of weight. But one woman's TransformationTuesday photo this week told a different kind of story. Mary Parkinson posted an Instagram showing off a miraculous-looking photo of the progress her infant daughter Grace has made since she was born three months ago, when Mary was just 23 weeks pregnant.