Families grieving the deaths of their newborn children are being let down by under-resourced and inconsistent NHS maternity units lacking specialist support and facilities, a major audit of neonatal care has found. Parents who have lost a child will remember the days after for the rest of their lives and small details can have a profound impact on their recovery and wellbeing, the stillbirth, neonatal death and premature baby charities Sands and Bliss said. “While nothing can reduce the pain and suffering that the death of a baby causes, high-quality bereavement care can help families cope with the devastating experience,” Clea Harmer, chief executive of Sands, said.
"Baby Miles getting fitted for a little helmet today for his adorable slightly misshapen head."
A mother whose son was diagnosed with a dangerous respiratory virus is urging parents to avoid kissing newborns. Kelli Beachner took to Facebook to warn parents of the risks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common infection that affects most children within the first two years of life, but can be particularly dangerous for infants. Before Beachner’s son Colton was born, she and her husband Dalton had agreed on a strict “no-kissing” policy out of fear that their newborn could contract a virus too dangerous for his immune system.
"Without supporting evidence, the cardboard baby box should not be promoted as a comparable alternative to cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets."
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Employers will have to give two weeks’ paid leave to anyone who loses a baby from 24 weeks of pregnancy onwards