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Common winter illnesses


Premature babies may be at increased risk of complications from winter illnesses. In this fact sheet you will find information on the most common winter illnesses and suggestions for protecting your family. (16 pages.)

The information in this leaflet has been adapted with permission from Bliss publications in the United Kingdom

Its publication was made possible thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from AbbVie. Special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Toye, neonatologist, for her advice and for the review.

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Available in french : Les maladies hivernales

Tips and Advices (RSV)

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Here is a guide for parents to reduce the risk of RSV infection.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that causes cold-like symptoms.

For infants under three months of age, born prematurely, vulnerable to lung infections or with congenital heart disease, the risk of hospitalization following an RSV infection may be increased.

Thanks to AbbVie for sharing this document with us.

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Educational videos on prematurity

Préma-Québec has produced 5 educational videos (4 in French only) that answer common questions that parents have about their pre-term children. The topics covered are feeding a preemie, breastfeeding, and occupational and physical therapy services for infants. The videos feature healthcare professionals working in neonatology. Watch our videos below! (You can also visit our YouTube channel.)

L’alimentation du bébé prématuré durant la première année

(French only)

Ergothérapie et physiothérapie au service des bébés prématurés

(French only)

La constipation chez le bébé

(French only)

L’allaitement du bébé prématuré

(French only)

Vaccination in premature infants