Lactation

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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Posters By Our Hospital Partners: March 2023 Update

1. Presented by Baystate Children’s Hospital at the Academic Pediatric Association Region 1 (Spring) Meeting 2023. CONCLUSIONS based on 2 years of data. 2. Presented by Connecticut Children’s at NEANN 2021, the annual meeting of the New England Association of Neonatal Nurses. RESULTS based on 12 months of data: March 1, 2020 to March 1,

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How Connecticut Children’s Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

As with most things in 2020, World Breastfeeding Week looked a little different than it usually does. This was no exception at Connecticut Children’s, but they did not let it stop the celebrations. Connecticut Children’s typically partners with Hartford Hospital to have a large party with games, prizes, snacks — many hospitals and speakers attend.

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Why NICUs Deserve A Larger Investment To Support Breastfeeding

Last month the World Health Organization (WHO) – in conjunction with the Global Breastfeeding Collective – released a jarring assessment of the state of breastfeeding prevalence and support internationally. Although the scientific benefits of breast milk are well proven, the WHO report found only 40% of infants less than 6 months old are exclusively breastfed.

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