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  • Breast milk is the preferred food for all infants.
  • The rate of breast milk use at time of discharge was below the goal of the institution.
  • A gap was identified in bedside nursing education, limiting their ability to provide resources and education to mothers. Nursing involvement ensures skilled, comprehensive, and accessible breastfeeding support.
  • The aim of this project is to increase breast milk rates at time of NICU discharge to 95% of eligible patients by December of 2019.

MeSH Keywords

Milk, Human; Breast Feeding; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Infant, Newborn; Quality Improvement


Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Pediatric Nursing


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Increasing Rates of Breastmilk Use at Time of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Discharge: An Improvement Project in a Midwest Level IV NICU



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