Chronic Lung Disease in Infants (cont.)
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It is normal for parents to feel nervous at first about caring for their baby who has chronic lung disease, especially if the baby will need oxygen therapy at home. You may be scared that you do not have the skills to give your baby the right care. You may be afraid that when you hold or touch your child, you will pull out his or her nasal cannula (the tube that delivers extra oxygen through your baby's nose) by mistake.
While your baby is still in the hospital:
Your baby may only need to have oxygen therapy for a short time. After this treatment is no longer needed, your daily routine may become easier. But you will still need to protect your child from infections. Think about the following:
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