Beth C. Diehl, DNP, NNP-BC, CCRN

Breast Milk Misappropriation: Prevention and Mitigation 

The benefits of breast milk, as a source of nutrition for all infants, have been well established in the literature. However, the benefits of breast milk are amplified for premature or critically ill infants cared for in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  The evolution of breast milk collection and storage has undergone tremendous change […]

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Increasing Breastfeeding Rates in the NICU via Utilization of the Neonatal Transport Team

The benefits of human milk and colostrum are well recognized, specifically for an infant requiring admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Human milk offers an optimized defense against such co-morbidities as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), sepsis, respiratory infections, chronic lung disease and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Enteral feedings are better tolerated, feeding progression enhanced

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