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Information leaflets

There are a lot of conditions that we see on the NICU, here are some information leaflets for each of the conditions that you might find useful:


Leaflet Name

General Leaflets


Central Lines

Bliss Common Winter Illnesses

Cranial Ultrasound Scan

Counselling Support

Kidney Scan for Babies

Multiple Births - Parents' Guide to Neonatal Care

PALS Leaflet

Newborn Blood Spot Screening

Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

Welcome to NICU/Ward 68

Blood transfusion

Plasma transfusion

Your baby's care - Measuring standards and improving neonatal care

Ultrasound of your baby's hips




Off the the best start

The best start - a guide to expressing and breastfeeding your premature baby

You and your baby

Guide to bottle feeding

Skin to skin

Non nutritive sucking

Tube feeding your baby

Weaning your premature baby

Breastfeeding support in the North West area


Medical Conditions


Bacterial Infection

Chest Drains

Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)

Exchange Transfusion



Prolonged Jaundice

Retinopathy of Prematurity - coming soon

Steroid Treatment for Neonatal CLD


Surgical Conditions


A guide to Anoplasty

Diaphragmatic Hernia

Duodenal Atresia



Hirschsprung's Disease


Inguinal Hernias

Repair of inguinal hernia


Malrotation - coming soon


Cardiac Conditions


Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Aortic Stenosis


ASD - Atrial Septal Defect

Atrioventricular Septal Defect


Coarctation of the Aorta

Common Arterial Trunk

Double Inlet Ventricle

Hypoplastic Left Heart

Life With Inherited Abnormal Heart Rhythms

Normal Heart

PDA - Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Pulmonary Atresia With Intact Ventricular Septum

Pulmonary Atresia With Ventricular Septal Defect

Pulmonary Stenosis

Single Ventricle Circulation

Tetralogy Of Fallot

Transposition of the Great Arteries

Tricuspid Atresia

Ventricular Septal Defect (Large)





First Aid CPR for Babies Discharged from NICU

Going Home - The Next Big Step

Going Home on Oxygen (O2)





Bliss Family Handbook

Bliss general leaflet

Look at me - I'm talking to you: Watching and understanding your premature baby

Skin to skin

The best start - a guide to expressing and breastfeeding your premature baby

Weaning your premature baby

Your special care baby: a guide for families







Useful Links:

The Royal College of Paediatrics

The British Association of Perinatal Medicine

The British Association of Paediatric Surgery


Baby Friendly Initiative

The National Breastfeeding Helpline


La Leche League GB