These support groups, organisations and other businesses are fantastic for parents of a premature baby, providing valuable information and support.

   NZ NICU FB Page

The NZ NICU SCBU and NNU Parents Support Group on facebook is a closed group with over 1,600 members. A great place to contact other parents, share experiences and ask questions. All prospective members are screened so please check your 'message requests' once you have asked to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/nz.neonatal.support/

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Early Buds is a charitable organisation that offers hope, comfort and support for families in a Christian context. They provide a free “Prem Pack” for all premature babies in a hospital unit throughout New Zealand (a small postage and handling charge applies). 

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The Neonatal Trust support parents throughout their stay in the NICU and once they arrive home. They aim to give an information pack to all parents in the NICU, and also organise playgroups for premature babies and support groups for parents where possible. There are Neonatal Trust shops in Auckland and Wellington NICU, where parents can buy or hire essential equipment.                                     

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.       Tubie Love

Tubie Love creates Tube Feeding products, lovingly hand made right here in New Zealand. Reusable G-tube, G/J-tube pads, Feeding Belts, Medical Syringe Pouches, Feeding Pump Backpacks, Dribble Bibs and Seat Belt Covers can be purchased here at their Etsy Store

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The Auckland DHB's Feeding Guidelines -  This PDF helps you determine when is best for your prem baby to be starting solids.


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