Premature Babies and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Glossary of Terms about Premature Babies

Getting to Know Your Baby by K VandenBerg, JV Browne, L Perez, A Newstetter
A Developmental Guide for Community Service Providers & Parents of NICU Graduates. Also available in Spanish. Please contact us if you would like to purchase a hard copy of this manual.

Preemies Today
This website of the National Preemie Families Support Network has resources, family stories, a monthly newsletter and a “for kids” section.

Newborn Hope
This website has information on risk factors for prematurity and Colorado statistics on prematurity.


Early Arrival: Finding the Magic of Everyday Moments With Your Baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
 by R Parlakian and C Lerner
This booklet, which provides suggestions for the unique needs of families with a baby in the NICU, is available in English and Spanish to purchase from the Zero to Three website.
Fragile Infant Feeding Institute
This four and a half day intensive study of feeding and nutrition for infants with special needs emphasizes the neurodevelopmental aspects of infant feeding, supporting the infant-parent relationship, and the development of systems to support best practice.