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This may be a very frightening time for you, but there are still things that you can do to engage with your baby and let them know that you are there for them. Babies in this category will usually be receiving some form of breathing support from a ventilator via a tube in their upper airway, and lots of medicines to support them and ensure they are not in pain.
The types of things you can do with your baby at this stage include:
Babies in this category will usually be receiving CPAP or high-flow nasal prong oxygen, they may be having some suck feeds, or feeds via a tube.
In addition to items listed for babies receiving full intensive care, opportunities to engage with your baby will include:
Babies in this category are off most breathing support - they may have some low flow oxygen, and their feeds will be increasing.
In addition to items listed in the previous two categories, opportunities to engage with your baby at this stage will include: