In the neonatal intensive care unit, your baby will likely receive fluids and nutrients through an intravenous (IV) catheter, and later start breast milk or formula feedings through a tube inserted in his or her nose or mouth. Sensors may monitor your baby's blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and temperature, and a ventilator may be used to help your baby breathe.
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