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Breastfeeding is the most natural method of feeding a baby. However, many mothers do not find it easy at first. Learning to breastfeed your baby and understand their need for food, warmth, and comfort will grow with time and patience. How will I know when breastfeeding is going well? At the...

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What is a tongue tie? The frenulum is a piece of tissue that attaches the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. A tongue tie is where the frenulum is too short or too tight. How common are tongue ties? Tongue ties happen in about 1 in 20 babies. What problems do… Continue...

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What is a tongue tie? The frenulum is a piece of skin which attaches the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. A tongue tie (also known as ankyloglossia) is where this piece of skin is too short or too tight. What problems can this cause? Most babies with a tongue tie… Continue...

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This information explains what retinopathy of prematurity is as well as why and how we screen for this. Why does my baby need an eye check? The eye check is called a retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screen. Your baby was born at less than 32 weeks or weighed less than 1.5kg and so they will…...

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Why is breast milk so important? When your baby is born, every drop of breast milk you can give them is precious. Your milk acts like a medicine as well as feeding your baby. What can I do to help my baby? When your baby is born, they may not be ready to feed straight… Continue Reading...

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From your antenatal scans there are indications your baby may have oesophageal atresia which is usually with a tracheo-oesophageal fistula. This leaflet is to help you understand the condition and what will usually happen to your baby if they are diagnosed with Oesophageal Atresia, and are...

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Your baby has been diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. This information is to help you understand the condition and what will happen after your baby is born and comes to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for treatment and care. What is congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)? The diaphragm...

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What is pyloric stenosis? Pyloric stenosis is a condition where the opening from the stomach to the small bowel (intestines) called the pylorus becomes narrower (stenosis). It narrows due to the pylorus muscle thickening which obstructs the flow of the milk from the stomach. It is not known why this...

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Your antenatal scans have indicated your baby has exomphalos. This is sometimes called omphacele. This leaflet will help you to understand the condition and what will happen when your baby comes to the Neonatal Surgical Unit (NSU) at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust hospital for treatment...

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My baby has been diagnosed with duodenal atresia This leaflet is to help you understand the condition and what treatment and care your baby will have at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust on the Neonatal Surgical Unit (NSU). What is duodenal atresia? The duodenum is the first part of...

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From your antenatal scans there are indications your baby may have duodenal atresia. This information is to help you understand the condition and what will usually happen to your baby if they are diagnosed with duodenal atresia, and are transferred to the Neonatal Surgical Unit (NSU) at Sheffield...

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This information is to help you understand the condition and what treatment and care your baby will have at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust on the Neonatal Surgical Unit (NSU) and on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). What is oesophageal atresia (OA) and tracheo-oesophageal...

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What is stoma re-feeding? Stoma re-feeding (also known as recycling) is the process of collecting stool (poo) from your baby’s functioning stoma (ileostomy or jejunostomy) and returning it back to your baby via their mucous fistula (non-functioning stoma). This may sound a little scary but...

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Welcome to NSU Welcome to the Neonatal Surgical Unit (known as NSU). On NSU we care for small and young babies who need specialist surgical and medical care by our dedicated team of professionals who are highly skilled, experienced and friendly. We understand having your baby on NSU may be...

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From your antenatal scans there are indications your baby may have a bowel atresia. This information is to help you understand the condition and what will usually happen to your baby if they are diagnosed with a bowel atresia (intestinal atresia), and are transferred to the Neonatal Surgical Unit...

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What is gastroschisis? Gastroschisis is rare. About 0.04 per cent of babies are born with this. Gastroschisis is an tummy wall defect which happens when a baby’s tummy does not develop fully, and there is a hole to the side of the umbilical cord. Some of your baby’s intestine will have come...

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