Family Integrated Care (FIC) is when parents are the primary caregiver for their infant, which includes feedings, diaper changes, and bathing. It also involves giving their infants oral medications, tracking their growth and progress, making decisions, and taking part in medical rounds.

Benefits of FIC

  • Decreased stress for parents
  • Increased confidence in the ability to care for your infant during the hospital stay and after discharge
  • Improved relationship with the medical team
  • Enhances the family bond
  • Ensures consistent care
  • Shorter hospital stay

Simply ask anyone on your care team how you can be a part of FIC.