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# premature babies

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# milk bank
Call to Brexit-proof Ireland's supply of breast milk for premature babies
The human milk bank in Co Fermanagh currently provides milk to neonatal units in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.
# world prematurity day
'Until you have a premature baby, you don't know what you're up against'
Today is World Prematurity Day.
# premature babies
Ireland's breast milk bank is running very low on supply
There’s only two weeks of supply left at the island’s only milk bank.
# better together
"It can be hard to cope" - Ireland wants parents of premature babies to get heavily involved in their care
A new guide for parents of pre-term children is to be launched today in Dublin.
# premature babies
'I could have gone into labour at any stage': What it's like to have four children at once
Amanda Rogers knew from the start of her pregnancy that her babies would weigh less than two pounds.
# vital services
All seven of Jacqui's children have been born prematurely
“You’re waiting for the cry and it doesn’t arrive.”
# new icu
Leo met some very small, very cute babies today
‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’
# Neonatal
Seven in ten parents of premature babies want more psychological support
Some 4,500 babies are born prematurely in Ireland each year.
# Brazil
Baby saved from live burial after undertakers heard her cry
The baby girl was thought to have died shortly after birth in Brazil. She was rushed back to hospital but later passed away.
# premature babies
Irish firm hopes to save premature babies with new research
The company is developing a treatment for dangerously low blood pressure, also known as ‘neonatal shock’.