The Grow, Babies, Grow! Collaborative will help NICUs optimize growth and nutrition of VLBW infants, with the goal of reducing growth failure at discharge.
Why we care about this topic
- 38% of very low birth weight babies across California are leaving the NICU having fallen one full standard deviation or more from their initial birth weight parameters, compromising their future growth and neurodevelopmental potential later in childhood.
- This rate only increases for the most vulnerable infants, with more than half of babies born at less than 1,000 grams experiencing this same sub-optimal growth.
Grow, Babies, Grow! kicks off in October 2018 and will run through September 2019, followed by a 6-month sustainability phase.
Registration for Grow, Babies, Grow! has closed.
Questions about Grow, Babies, Grow!?
Email Courtney Nisbet, Associate Director of Quality Improvement.