Your Guide to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Printed Book-English)

Having a baby is a thrilling, life-changing experience. But when a baby is born prematurely--or with a critical illness requiring NICU or SCN care--the parents’ joy can quickly change to worry or fear of the unknown. 

Formerly titled Special Baby Special Care, this book is designed to give new parents the practical information they need to understand what happens when their newborn is in the NICU. The book introduces the NICU health care team, equipment and procedures. It also includes valuable information on handling emotions when you have a sick baby, where to find support, and how to stay strong so you can help care for your sick baby. 

A second section of this book details the vital importance of breast milk to a baby in the NICU, plus photographs and illustrations on how to breastfeed, pump and store every precious drop of breast milk.

Educational topics include:

  • Dealing with fear and other emotions 
  • Working with the NICU care team
  • NICU equipment and procedures
  • Comforting and feeding the baby
  • Baby behavior and development
  • Breastfeeding positions and techniques
  • How to pump and bring breast milk to the NICU
  • Keeping a new baby safe at home

Videos accessed with CCI Scan + Play app include:

  • NICU hygiene
  • NICU equipment
  • Baby care
  • Kangaroo care
  • Breastfeeding benefits
  • Breast physiology
  • Milk production
  • Hand expression
  • Pumping in the NICU
  • Parent emotions
  • NICU Therapies
  • Postpartum Emotions
  • Shaken Baby
  • Car Seat
  • CPR and Choking


  • 8th Grade Reading Level

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SBSCG - 8.5x11 • 64 pages

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