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Hospital - your baby in hospital

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When your baby has to be in hospital you are likely to have mixed feelings – feeling reassured that your baby is in good care, feeling worried about your baby and feeling uncomfortable and unsure in the new situation.

For babies, being in the strange situation of a hospital can be overwhelming, but there is much that you can do to help your baby cope with what is happening and also to get well more quickly.

To find out more have a look at this fact sheet prepared by the Women's and Children's Hospital, South Australia 
 http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/ 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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