GlossaryIncubator: It is an enclosed, plastic box to keep the baby warm. It is usually temperature-controlled and the temperature can be adjusted. An incubator protects the baby’s skin and keeps the baby from infection and noise.
Feeding tube: It is a small, soft plastic placed through the nose or mouth to the stomach. This tube is used to feed and medicate the baby until he/she can feed on his/her own.
Phototherapy: It is the process of using a special light to break down the bilirubin in the blood. The baby’s skin and blood absorb the light rays and this aids in the treatment of jaundice.
Rhesus disease: If the mother has rhesus-negative blood and the baby has rhesus-positive blood.
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