Today is #WorldPrematurityDay and i am live at @BeatingTiny 2018 celebration

We are starting with a road walk to create awareness ....

Kindly RT and follow this thread for live feeds #PreemiesAreRubies
Management of premature babies should move from "mother centered care" to "family centered care(FCC) involving also the father and other family members.

FCC is feasible, increases breast feeding and decreases hospital stay - Dr. Medupin #WorldPrematurityDay
All stakeholders must be involved in management of premature babies

1. The health workers are the pivots.

Apart from medical care, Give emotional support, Be empathetic, create a friendly and enabling environment

2. The mother is the primary care giver. The survival of a preemie is totally dependent on the mother outside the hospital.

If the mother cannot provide Kangaroo mother care, she must assigm someone to take over. - Dr. Medupin
The role of "Tender loving care" from mother to child cannot be overemphasized. Kangaroo Mother care creates a bond and provides emotional care from mother to her preemie - Dr. Medupin

#WorldPrematurityDay #PreemiesAreRubies
@Petraonyegbule The Executive Director of @BeatingTiny addressing the team before the walk.
@MarchofDimes @SavetheChildren @UNICEFNG
@WHOnigeria #PreemiesAreRubies #WorldPrematurityDay
Current mood at the @BeatingTiny #WorldPrematurityDay walk

😂 don't laugh at my dance steps
Dr. Patricia Medupin, Consultant neonatologist, Federal Medical Center, Lokoja speaking on the theme: Working together, Partnering with families with sick new borns

#PreemiesAreRubies #WorldPrematurityDay
3. Peer to peer counselling is an important aspect of preemie management.

"A mother who has cared for a premature baby successfully is in a better position to advice a new mother who is experiencing same" @BeatingTiny #WorldPrematurityDay
4. Fathers: They must be a pillar of support to the mother.

Prematurity babies with supportive fathers have a better outcome.

Fathers are encouraged to also provide skin to skin care to the premature babies. #WorldPrematurityDay #PreemiesAreRubies
This is how @BeatingTiny colored the world purple to celebrate the #WorldPrematurityDay2018

#PreemiesAreRubies indeed!

We believe that #EveryBeatingHeartCounts

Thank you @PetraOnyegbule
For this wonderful initiative
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