Sunday, June 20, 2004

The Australian: Don't spit dummy for premature babies [June 21, 2004] "By Helen Tobler
June 21, 2004
The Australian
WHEN Amber and Brianna Page were born 16 weeks early, the last thing their parents needed was to worry about what future problems the girls might experience from the dummies they used to comfort the twins. But new Australian research has put parents' fears to rest by showing that giving premature babies dummies does not make it more difficult for them to breastfeed later, as previous studies had suggested. Carmel Collins, researcher and midwife at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital, said giving premature babies dummies was standard practice in hospitals. But parents were often concerned the dummies could cause nipple confusion and affect their ability to breastfeed."
Preemie critical due to negligent nurse
Maariv International
June 20, 2004
Gil Horev
"A nurse in the neonatal intensive care ward of Sheba-Tel Hashomer hospital accidentally attached a feeding tube to a premature baby's vein, and the three week-old baby is now in critical condition. Hospital director Prof. Zeev Rothstein told Channel Two earlier Saturday evening that the baby's condition has been stabilized and 'we are doing our utmost to save her life'. He also said 'we are not convinced that there will be irreversible damage to the baby'...."