Nutrition

Target Fortification: Considerations for the Clinician

Human milk is the safest and best source of nutrition for neonates. Due to the high nutrition demands for growth and brain development in the postnatal period, addition of macro- and micronutrients to human milk with fortifiers is needed.  It is standard of practice to use human milk fortifiers to create higher calorie levels estimating […]

Target Fortification: Considerations for the Clinician Read More »

Feed Order Standardization in the NICU

Whether it’s your favorite online store or food delivery service, we’re all used to choosing a product or service and having it delivered without difficulty. When was the last time what you ordered was not what you received?  In neonatal intensive care units everywhere, professionals spend hours each day discussing the merits of one therapeutic

Feed Order Standardization in the NICU Read More »

Human Milk Analyzers Are Having A Moment: Part 1

Devices and kits are becoming more prevalent among hospitals, donor banks and consumers as the trend continues to expand. Human milk analyzers are having a moment. This category includes devices that use light to analyze milk for macronutrient composition, as well as kits with test strips. But why is the moment now?  Lactating parents, donor

Human Milk Analyzers Are Having A Moment: Part 1 Read More »

6 Things About Being A Registered Dietitian For The NICU & Pediatrics

In recognition of Nutrition Awareness Month, I was delighted to interview two Registered Dietitians at Connecticut Children’s about the ins and outs of their clinical nutrition program in the Milk Room, NICU and Pediatrics floors. Thank you to Jennifer Zarrilli, MS, RD, CD-N and AnnMarie Spizzoucco, RD, CD-N for the insightful and candid interview! 1.

6 Things About Being A Registered Dietitian For The NICU & Pediatrics Read More »