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UK Children’s Hospital nurses utilize ‘Kangaroo Care’ to protect bond between mother, new born

By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward With her tiny body too vulnerable to withstand the world outside her mother’s womb, infant Emma Lewis continued to grow and develop inside an incubator during the first four days of her life. But the life-preserving incubator at Kentucky Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) also separated Emma from her mother’s nurturing touch, which...

Hospital staff helping spread word that safe sleep practices can prevent infant suffocation

Nurses at Kentucky Children’s Hospital demonstrate safe sleeping practices. (Photo from UKNow)   By Kristi Lopez Special to KyForward   It is one of the most devastating events that can happen to a family, and in Kentucky it happens at a rate nearly double the rest of the United States. Suffocation is the leading injury-related cause of death in infants in Kentucky but it can be prevented...