The Royal College of Nursing has announced that industrial action will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. We'll contact you if your care or your child's care is affected. Ambulance workers are planning strike action on Friday 10 February. Learn more.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this February. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Neonatal patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Premature babies - 30wks - information for parents

This leaflet gives information about what will happen if your baby is born prematurely, including the possible problems and procedures.

Prenatal diagnosis of CHD

This leaflet gives more information about your baby's heart disease.

Prolonged Jaundice Service

This leaflet explains how we will make the assessment for babies referred to us because he/she is still jaundiced at the age of 21 days.

Psychological support on the Neonatal Unit

Information about the emotional support that is available from a wide range of people during your time on the neonatal unit (NNU).

Rectal washouts

This leaflet aims to teach parents how to perform rectal washouts safely on their baby at home. It explains the reasons for the treatment, the equipment involved, how to do the procedure, and how to deal with any potential problems, including who to contact and contact numbers.

Stoma care – your child and their stoma

The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about your child's stoma.

Stoma recycling - your baby's stoma recycling

This leaflet explains what recycling of stoma losses is, and how it is done.

Suppressing lactation

Information to help and support you make decisions about your milk production and any breast milk you may have stored.

Using donor breast milk for your baby

Information for parents about using donor breast milk - why it has been recommended for your baby, the benefits and how it is made safe.

Your baby's operation

This leaflet explains about what happens when your baby needs an operation.
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More patient leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.