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Feeding Your Baby in the NICU

When your baby is in the NICU you want to make the most of the times you have to connect and bond with your child. Feeding your newborn while he/she is in the NICU can be an important part of that bonding process.

We will support you in learning how to feed your NICU baby, whenever it is safe and medically appropriate. 

Feeding Your Baby

  • How to feed your baby in the NICU
  • Intravenous (IV) fluids and hyperalimentation
  • Gavage or tube feedings
  • Nipple feedings
  • Monitoring your baby's electrolyte and blood levels

About Breast Milk

  • How will we know when our baby is ready for milk?
  • The benefits of breast milk