Links

These links are provided to support learning for staff and parents.

Resources

Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Associations
Parenting preterm infants
Attachment parenting
  • Baby Love is an attachment-based program to help caregivers give their babies a better start in life; one that supports better health, better relationships and better learning. It helps parents recognize that babies have minds, that babies “talk” to us and that they need us to respond.  Babies who start off well are likely to do better for the rest of their lives.
Peer support
Comprehensive NICU Parent Support
Developmental Care
  • Developmental Care of Newborns & Infants, 2nd Edition – Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants offers evidence-based guidelines for interdisciplinary, developmentally supportive caregiving for infants and their families, beginning with contemplation of the birth and continuing through the delivery room and neonatal intensive care unit experiences, the transition to home, and the time following discharge.
  • Transformative Nursing in the NICU – introduces new, evidence-based care protocols proven to mitigate or reduce the profound morbidities and subsequent developmental challenges that afflict newborns in the NICU.
Infant Development Research
  • Gibbins Sharyn RN/PhD, Hoath Steven B MD, Coughlin Mary RN/MS, Gibbins Alan and Franck Linda RN/PhD. The Universe of Developmental Care: A New Conceptual Model for Application in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Foundations in Newborn Care. 8(3): 141-147.
  • Coughlin Mary RN/MS, Lohman Mary Beth OTR/BCP and Gibbins Sharyn RN/PhD.
  • Reliability and Effectiveness of an Infant Positioning Assessment Tool to Standardize – Developmentally Supportive Positioning Practices in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. 2010. 10(2): 104-106.
  • Coughlin Mary, Gibbins Sharyn and Hoath Steven. Core measures for developmentally supportive care in neonatal intensive care units: theory, precedence and practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2009. 65(10): 2239-2248
  • Quraishy Karyn MSPT/CEMI/CST, Bowles Susan M DNP/RNC-NIC and Moore James PhD/PT/PCS. A Protocol for Swaddled Bathing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Newborn and Infant Nursing Review. 13: 48-50.
  •  Coughlin Mary RN/MS, Lohman Mary Beth OTR/BCP and Gibbins Sharyn RN/PhD. Reliability and Effectiveness of an Infant Positioning Assessment Tool to Standardize Developmentally Supportive Positioning Practices in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. 10(2): 104-106.
  • Altimier Leslie RN/MSN/DNPc/NEA-BC and Phillips Raylene M MD/MA/IBCLC/FAAP. The Neonatal Integrative Developmental Care Model: Seven Neuroprotective Core Measures for Family-Centered Developmental Care. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. 13: 9-22.

Research