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Open vs. Closed cod nursing

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Hi everybody!

Here in Austria the salesmen for our Omnibeds are promoting nursing preterms - even extreme little ones - in an open cod. They say, that the movement of the air through the Arm-Holes is cooling the babies too much, if the cod is closed, and with an open cod, the heater keeps the baby warm enough.

When we started open-cod-nursing temperature was not a problem (it wasn‘t before either), but what we noticed, was, that the extreme preemies needed a LOT more daily fluids than in the times of closed cod nursing. 
At least, this was a noticeable coincidence - and one, that supported our skepticism, as an open cod looses all the humidity.

So right now we are in discussion, what is best for the little ones.


Do you have similar experiences? Other thoughts?



best wishes, Bernhard

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