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Closeness and Separation and Its Importance for Parenting and Feeding in NICUs

by Renee Flacking, RN, Professor
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Neonatal

This presentation highlights the impact of separation and closeness on the parent and infant but also the impact of the design in neonatal units on breastfeeding/feeding and relationships. Most neonatal units across the world are designed as Open-bay units with little privacy and few means for mothers to stay in close proximity with their infants. Such units are challenging for parents and even more so in terms of breastfeeding support. With single room units, new challenges appear and hence new strategies need to be sought. Through consideration of the literature and by examples from different studies I will try to illuminate the impact of neonatal units’ design on feeding and parenting.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe emotional and physical effects of parent-infant closeness and separation;

Objective 2: Describe how different open-bay designs of neonatal units impact on parenting/feeding;

Objective 3: Describe how secure places /single-room designs impact on parenting/feeding.

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Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 11.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks