Prematurity Awareness Day3
30Facts, 30 Days, 30 Pictures
If your like most of us you probably have had your daily dose of
caffeine. A cup of coffee, a pepsi, a coke maybe, but did you know a
preemie in the NICU has also had their daily dose of caffeine as well ?
Many people rely on a caffeine kick from their morning coffee to boost
their critical thinking. But for premature infants, a dose of caffeine
helps with more vital functions, such as breathing! doctors prescribe
caffeine to premature babies because it helps against apnea, a
condition in which breathing stops for more than 15 seconds.