NICU

Learn more about the special nutrition needs of ill or premature newborn infants in neonatal intensive care units.

Using the Infant & New Mother Nutrition Center

At Abbott Nutrition, we support all health care professionals in efforts to help educate and inform new mothers about proper nutrition for themselves and their infants. That's why this section offers a wealth of information and resources to assist you as you help your patients prepare for and provide good infant nutrition, whether it includes breast milk, infant formula, or a combination of both.

Ensuring Optimal Nutrition for Infants

Infant feeding and nutrition are two of the many important discussions your pregnant patients will have with you as you counsel them before and after the births of their babies.

In fact, ensuring optimal infant nutrition is a shared responsibility. Nonprofit organizations, communities, government, the health care industry, and private sectors all have an important role to play in this effort and should work together. The PDF below offers evidence-based recommendations for how to collaborate and promote optimal infant nutrition for all mothers and babies.

Ensuring Optimal Infant Nutrition: A Shared Responsibility (272 KB)

Abbott Nutrition Supports Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the ideal first food and the first choice for millions of new moms and their infants. Providing the best information on good nutrition—in all its forms—is our partnership commitment. Access our breastfeeding resources here.

Abbott Nutrition honors and supports mothers everywhere. We provide education materials that you can distribute to your mothers-to-be, new moms, and WIC®* participants to help them as they and their infants learn to breastfeed.

To make an informed choice, every mother must have access to credible information on all feeding options that are available and must be supported in her decision.

As advocates for the health and nutritional well-being of babies and mothers, we also seek to help ease a mother's return to work outside the home. The downloadable tools in our Infant & New Mother Nutrition Center can be helpful to you as you guide your patients through this key transition. These PDFs explain the benefits of workplace lactation programs and include easy-to-use templates that your patients can share with their employers.

Our Pediatric Products

From details about our complete line of Similac® infant formulas; to information about Pedialyte® oral electrolyte solution; to specifics about EleCare®, our amino acid-based medical food; this section will provide you with the information you seek about Abbott Nutrition products for infants.

There are times, however, when new mothers and infants may face challenges to appropriate nutrition— from colic and diarrhea to food allergies, short bowel syndrome, and eosinophilic GI disorders. To access information about our oral and tube-feeding products for these and other conditions, please visit our gastrointestinal information section.

Nutritional Needs of Babies in NICU

Some women know they may encounter circumstances such as preterm delivery, delivering multiple babies, or having a Cesarean section. Even in these special situations, breastfeeding may still be possible. As a health care professional, you can help prepare your patients before these events occur, or soon after delivery, to help ensure success. This section provides information to help your health care colleagues, lactation consultants, and others discuss such situations. Learn More

Breastfeeding Materials for Special Situations Download and print educational materials for new mothers and their families about breastfeeding for particular needs and circumstances. Available in 21 languages. (login required)

Products to Grow On

To help you gain quick access to detailed information about Abbott Nutrition solutions for infants, we've organized our products into the following categories:

Infant Formula
Hospital Formula
Electrolytes
Metabolics

*WIC is a registered trademark of the US Department of Agriculture and an abbreviation for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
 



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