Project Information

Increasing Mother's Own Milk (MOM) to NICU Infants

Project Description: In the NICU at UF Health Gainesville since implementing our donor breast milk program (purchased pasteurized human milk) the mother's own milk usage in the NICU has decreased. Upon review of data it was observed that 74% of mother's of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants initiated lactation and by two weeks post delivery there were only 52% . Data demonstrated that 4% of mothers of VLBW at two weeks post-delivery were meeting the minimum volume requirement to sustain lactation.

QPI: Shannon, Perry, (

Collaborators: Candace, Rouse, (; Dawn, Disalvo, (; (; Dawn, Disalvo, (; Leslie, Parker, (; Nicole, Cacho, (; (; Jennifer, Powell, (; Diomel, de la Cruz, (


UF Health Big Aims: Transform our Culture None

MeSH Keywords: Intensive Care Units, Neonatal, Lactation, Lactation Disorders