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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.
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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Hortenstine, Kathleen; Fulk, Teresa; Callis, Stephanie; Galate, Kyla; and Palmer, Beckie, "Increasing Rates of Breastmilk Use at Time of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Discharge: An Improvement Project in a Midwest Level IV NICU" (2019). Posters. 131.