Becoming a Parent in the NICU
Tell me your NICU story.|
What expectations did you have for your pregnancy and birth?
Describe the first time you saw your infant.
How did/does being in the NICU make you feel?
Describe your day to day NICU routine.
What were your infant feeding intentions?|
How was/is your infant fed while in the NICU?
Describe the infant feeding education and support you experienced.
What was the first time you pumped, did skin/skin, breastfeeding, etc. like?
Describe a time you discussed infant feeding with a healthcare provider.|
How did the NICU staff support you in infant feeding?
Describe a time you negotiated with a provider about your infant’s care.
Parenting Post Discharge
How has the NICU impacted your parenting today?|
What are your hopes for your child’s nutrition in the future?