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A neonatal pharmacist has extra training to work with premature and or sick babies, I work alongside doctors and the nurses on the unit to ensure that the medications prescribed to your baby are safe and effective.  We can provide information to you and to your family about the medications that your baby is prescribed and help ensure that on discharge you are confident and able to administer these medicines.  On a daily basis a pharmacist will review your baby's drug charts and order any PN (parenteral nutrition) that they require.  Parenteral nutrition comprises of many components and it is imperative that it is made to meet your baby's requirements in a sterile pharmacy environment.  I will also provide information to you and to the doctors looking after your baby about the safety of breastfeeding whilst taking any medications.  Please feel free to stop me on the ward if you have any medication related questions I can help with.