The Baby and the Colostomy: Preemie Babies 101 gives you the answers


At The Prescription Pad, we’re proud of our content. We try to create original, informative material, because we’ve found a large void in the world of medical information ... a gap between anecdotal stories and expert advice.

Sometimes, though, other people just do it better. 

While sitting down to write a post on "children and ostomies," we came across this piece from Bea, who blogs at Preemie Babies 101. After reading it, we decided to give up writing our own story and simply encourage you to read hers.

"10 Tips for Your Baby’s Colostomy Care" is informative, heartfelt, and real. Bea is both a nurse and the mother of a child who required a colostomy at two days old. She has been there with the skin issues (especially true with a newborn’s skin), the loose stool (also especially true of a newborn), and the difficulty of changing a squirmy child’s bag (her son kept his colostomy until he was nine months old). 

Bea writes from the perspective of a mother and a nurse, and that gives her voice authority that you won’t find in many other places. Her writing offers strength, courage, and useful tips. This should be required reading for the parents of newborn ostomates.

I hope you share her story so that her blog will reach the people who need it. 

Note: The Prescription Pad is always looking for interesting, medically minded, and well-written blogs to share with our audience. Contact us if you’d like us to consider yours!

If you learned something useful here, please share this link with others you know. 

If you would like to learn more about raising children with medical needs, please read:

What medical supplies will I need as a pregnant or postpartum mother?

Urinary Incontinence During Pregnancy: Care Tips

SuLauren Wilson is the founder of Finnegan Medical Supply, an online medical supply store based in Little Rock, Ark. She blogs regularly on issues affecting the company’s patients. Although, she has many years of experience in the healthcare industry, she is not a licensed medical professional, and the content of her posts should not be considered medical advice.

POSTED ON: September 18 2014
Posted by:Su-Lauren Wilson owner,CFO
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