Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The tiniest patients at Bayshore Medical Center are cared for in our 14-bed, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU offers the highly specialized care that underweight or sick babies require in comforting surroundings.
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Our board-certified neonatologists work with neonatal nurse practitioners that staff the unit 24 hours a day. NICU registered nurses monitor and care for each the baby in the unit. Babies who may need NICU care include:
- Premature infants
- Infants with respiratory problems
- Infants with infectious diseases
- Infants with nutritional deficits
- Infants who need observation for temporary problems that follow delivery
The family-centered unit encourages skin-to-skin contact between baby and parent during the infant’s hospitalization. A lactation consultant is available to help mothers who wish to breastfeed their baby.
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