Neonatal/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Dietetics
Breastfeeding Success Company Neonatal Nutrition Services offers a comprehensive, expert nutrition care for NICU patients and professionals. Our skilled team of dietitians provides individualized patient care for every infant, as well as nutrition resource support for the unit, including invited participation in committees/work-groups and staff development/training activities, to enhance nutrition safety and quality.
All of our dietitians hold national registration (RD) and state licensure (LD) credentials in addition to defined NICU experience and/or advanced practice nutrition certification. They maintain impressive professional development portfolios demonstrating pertinent clinical knowledge, skills, and competence in cutting-edge areas of neonatal nutrition. They work to the highest tier within their scope of practice and in compliance with policies and regulatory codes.
Our team is committed to achieving, if not surpassing, industry practice standards for neonatal nutrition. Our dietitians provide comprehensive nutrition assessments/reassessments, evidence-based interventions, outcomes-focused plans of care in collaboration with attending providers, and patient-centered (parent) education. Our model of nutrition care prioritizes dietitian rounding with the multidisciplinary team in the NICU at a frequency that allows for timely review and modification of babies’ nutrition orders to optimize infant growth, feeding adequacy and tolerance, nutrition-related development, and discharge planning.
A Neonatal Nutrition Services Manager oversees the dietitians as well as our nutrition initiatives, activities, and resources, with responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance, tracking quality and productivity metrics, leading continuous performance/process improvement, and cultivating open communication and partnership across disciplines.