Baby Steps Clinic
The Baby Steps Clinic is a nutrition followup clinic for extremely low birthweight infants (less than 1500 grams) who are at highest risk for nutritional deficiencies post-discharge.
Infants are followed in this clinic to prevent feeding difficulties by supporting breastfeeding post-discharge from the NICU and through the development of individualized feeding strategies to reduce the onset of feeding issues and subsequent nutritional deficiencies. Infants are followed until they have successfully transitioned to an age-appropriate toddler diet at about one year corrected age.
Clinic staff include a registered dietitian, lactation consultant and neonatologist.