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Baby Steps Clinic

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.

Team members

Dr. Ethel Ying Sofya Brainin Alyson Martinez
Dr. Ethel Ying Sofya Brainin – lactation consultant Alyson Martinez – dietitian


All consultations are by referral only. A member of our clinic team will contact the patient within two weeks of receiving a referral.