Presentation Information

Sonal Patel

Small Steps, BIG Gains: A New Toolkit for Supporting Breastfeeding in the NICU

  • Speaker: Sonal Patel , MD
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME

Small Steps, BIG Gains is a breastfeeding toolkit geared to NICU breastfeeding dyads. This toolkit was developed by a neonatologist, neonatal nurse partitioner, and neonatal nurse that understand the challenges, culture, workflow of the NICU in juxtaposition to the immense benefits of a mother's own breastmilk to reduce NEC, promote growth, and decrease length of stay. This toolkit starts the minute a NICU mom is identified to have a premature delivery and goes beyond into the the outpatient world. This toolkit is a form of transparent communication between NICU moms/families and the NICU team in achieving the goals of breastfeeding.