6 Things I Wish People Understood About Our Short NICU Stay

Our baby was taken away from us shortly after birth. We weren’t allowed to breastfeed or hold our son for a period of time. In our case (and many others), our son was taken to a different hospital, and I wasn’t able to be with him at all for the first day of his life. 

It was only due to a superb recovery that I was able to spend his second day with him. There were times we couldn’t hold our baby, and we didn’t get to make many decisions about his initial life experience. No matter how long a NICU stay is, we can’t have those hours and days back.

Here are six things I wish people understood about our short NICU stay:

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