Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 3

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.

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