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States with Supportive Breastfeeding Policies Have Higher Rates of Discharge Home on Any Human Milk among Surviving VLBW Infants
NICU by the Numbers Issue 9
VON analysis shows an association between supportive breastfeeding policies and discharge home on human milk.
Commentary from Margaret Parker, MD, MPH examines the impact of these policies and highlights ways teams can support mothers to mitigate the impact of systemic barriers to breastfeeding.
Building Improvement Capacity to Increase Breastfeeding Rates
As the commentary in the latest NICU by the Numbers report suggests, teams can work in partnership with families and improve transitions home to mitigate systemic barriers to breastfeeding.
Teams in VON’s critical transitions internet-based quality improvement collaborative are applying traditional QI methodology and experience-based co-design (EBCD) to improve care in critical transitions, achieve better outcomes, and build improvement capacity that is transferable to any improvement goal — whether a team is focused on human milk at discharge or any other challenge at their center.
Join Us at the VON Annual Quality Congress
Wednesday, October 2 - Sunday, October 6, 2019
Come together with your team and more than 1,400 healthcare professionals to examine the biggest questions facing our community of practice and accelerate practical improvement in newborn care.
There’s still space in our Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainer Course!
See agendas for all Annual Quality Congress sessions.
Congratulations to Scholarship Recipients
Kathy Leahy Scholarship for Nurses
Global Leaders Scholarships
Case of the Year
Genomic Network Webinar: Genomic Reports
Vermont Oxford Rady Children’s Genomic Network participation is a complimentary benefit of VON membership. Join us and our colleagues from Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine to explore the clinical application of rapid whole genome sequencing to improve the care for critically ill infants.
For Neonatal Nurses Week, Support the First Neonatal Nursing Program in Ethiopia
Eighteen candidates were selected in February 2019 for the first Advanced Practice Neonatal Nursing Masters Program in Ethiopia, which VON is supporting with Addis Ababa University.
The country has a population of about 100 million people yet has fewer than 500 pediatricians and fewer than 10 neonatologists. The 18 future leaders enrolled in this program fill an important gap to improving care and outcomes.
Your support will help provide textbooks, simulation equipment, and faculty support for the two-year program.
Read Full Reviews of Evidence with Cochrane at VON
Formula versus donor breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants
Exposure to the smell and taste of milk to accelerate feeding in preterm infants
Re-feeding versus discarding gastric residuals to improve growth in preterm infants
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