Affiliation: Rush University Medical Center
- Supporting lactation in mothers with very low birth weight infantsPaula P Meier
Special Care Nursery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, 1653 W Congress Pkwy, Jones Ste 625, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Pediatr Ann 32:317-25. 2003
- Making my baby healthy: Changing the decision from formula to human milk feedings for very-low-birth-weight infantsDonna J Miracle
Rush University, Chicago, IL 46060, USA
Adv Exp Med Biol 554:317-9. 2004
- Accuracy of methods for calculating postnatal growth velocity for extremely low birth weight infantsAloka L Patel
Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Pediatrics 116:1466-73. 2005..The accuracy of all models was compared with actual GVs calculated from daily weight measures for a group of ELBW infants...
- Accuracy of a user-friendly centrifuge for measuring creamatocrits on mothers' milk in the clinical settingPaula P Meier
Special Care Nursery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Breastfeed Med 1:79-87. 2006..95) and calories (r = 0.94) were very high. The authors conclude that the Creamatocrit Plus can replace cumbersome laboratory equipment for measuring CRCTs in the clinical setting...
- A comparison of the efficiency, efficacy, comfort, and convenience of two hospital-grade electric breast pumps for mothers of very low birthweight infantsPaula P Meier
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Breastfeed Med 3:141-50. 2008..Many mothers of very low birthweight infants are breast pump-dependent for weeks or months and need a breast pump that is efficient, effective, comfortable, and convenient...
- Management of breastfeeding during and after the maternity hospitalization for late preterm infantsPaula Meier
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, 600 South Paulina, Chicago, IL 60612, USA Electronic address
Clin Perinatol 40:689-705. 2013..Application to moderately and early preterm infants is made throughout. ..
- Breastfeeding peer counselors as direct lactation care providers in the neonatal intensive care unitPaula P Meier
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Hum Lact 29:313-22. 2013....
- Supporting breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit: Rush Mother's Milk Club as a case study of evidence-based carePaula P Meier
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Pediatr Clin North Am 60:209-26. 2013....
- Breast pump suction patterns that mimic the human infant during breastfeeding: greater milk output in less time spent pumping for breast pump-dependent mothers with premature infantsP P Meier
Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Perinatol 32:103-10. 2012....
- The Rush Mothers' Milk Club: breastfeeding interventions for mothers with very-low-birth-weight infantsPaula P Meier
Special Care Nursery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 33:164-74. 2004..To evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based breastfeeding program (Rush Mothers' Milk Club) for mothers and their very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants...
- Increased lactation risk for late preterm infants and mothers: evidence and management strategies to protect breastfeedingPaula P Meier
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Department of Women s and Children s Health Nursing at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Midwifery Womens Health 52:579-87. 2007..This article reviews strategies to protect breastfeeding for the late preterm infant and mother dyad by establishing and maintaining maternal milk volume while facilitating adequate infant intake...
- Improving the use of human milk during and after the NICU stayPaula P Meier
Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Clin Perinatol 37:217-45. 2010..Finally, the current best practices for the use of human milk during and after the NICU stay for premature infants are summarized...
- The initial maternal cost of providing 100 mL of human milk for very low birth weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unitBriana J Jegier
Department of Women, Children and Family Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Breastfeed Med 5:71-7. 2010..This study determined the initial maternal cost of providing 100 mL of HM for VLBW infants during the early neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay...
- Mothers' milk feedings in the neonatal intensive care unit: accuracy of the creamatocrit techniquePaula P Meier
Rush Children s Hospital, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Perinatol 22:646-9. 2002....
- Electric breast pump use increases maternal milk volume in African nurseriesTina Slusher
Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
J Trop Pediatr 53:125-30. 2007..Funded by West Virginia University Department of Research and Graduate Studies HSC Grant # 2U023U; Non-monetary donations of breast pumps and breast pump kits were made by Medela (Medela, Inc., McHenry, IL, USA)...
- The institutional cost of acquiring 100 mL of human milk for very low birth weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unitBriana J Jegier
Department of Women, Children, and Family Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Hum Lact 29:390-9. 2013..However, compared to DHM and CF, little is known about the institutional cost to acquire HM from the biologic mother...
- Promoting the exclusive feeding of own mother's milk through the use of hindmilk and increased maternal milk volume for hospitalized, low birth weight infants (< 1800 grams) in Nigeria: a feasibility studyTina Slusher
Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA
J Hum Lact 19:191-8. 2003..8) days postdischarge, respectively. Therefore, hindmilk feedings are effective and feasible for hospitalized, low birth weight infants in developing countries, and lactation specialists may use our protocol for further research...
- Mothers' decisions to change from formula to mothers' milk for very-low-birth-weight infantsDonna Jo Miracle
CLE, Rush University, 818 Longford Way, Noblesville, IN 46062, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 33:692-703. 2004..The purpose of this study was to examine maternal decisions about providing milk for a very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infant, when the initial maternal intent was to formula-feed...
- Comparison of milk output from the right and left breasts during simultaneous pumping in mothers of very low birthweight infantsJanet L Engstrom
Rush University College of Nursing, Armour Academic Facility, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Breastfeed Med 2:83-91. 2007..Milk output from the right and left breasts was compared in mothers who were pumping exclusively and had not yet fed their infants at breast...
- Goals for Human Milk Feeding in Mothers of Very Low Birth Weight Infants: How Do Goals Change and Are They Achieved During the NICU Hospitalization?Rebecca Hoban
1 Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Breastfeed Med 10:305-11. 2015..This study examined the establishment, modification, and achievement of HM feeding goals during neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalization for mothers of VLBW infants and the influence of maternal race and income...
- Maternal Education Level Predicts Cognitive, Language, and Motor Outcome in Preterm Infants in the Second Year of LifeKousiki Patra
Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Am J Perinatol 33:738-44. 2016..Further research is needed to evaluate if targeted interventions that focus on early childhood learning and parenting practices can ameliorate the impact of low MEL. ..
- "It's Somebody Else's Milk": Unraveling the Tension in Mothers of Preterm Infants Who Provide Consent for Pasteurized Donor Human MilkAnita Esquerra-Zwiers
Department of Women, Children, and Family Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
J Hum Lact 32:95-102. 2016..Pasteurized donor human milk (DHM), rather than preterm infant formula, is recommended for premature infants when mother's milk is not available...
- An exclusively human milk-based diet is associated with a lower rate of necrotizing enterocolitis than a diet of human milk and bovine milk-based productsSandra Sullivan
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
J Pediatr 156:562-7.e1. 2010..To evaluate the health benefits of an exclusively human milk-based diet compared with a diet of both human milk and bovine milk-based products in extremely premature infants...
- Rush SpecialKare KeepsakesBrooke Schwarz
Special Care Nursery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA
MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 29:354-61; quiz 362-3. 2004....
- A pilot study to determine the safety and feasibility of oropharyngeal administration of own mother's colostrum to extremely low-birth-weight infantsNancy A Rodriguez
NorthShore University Healthsystem, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Adv Neonatal Care 10:206-12. 2010..However, the safety and feasibility of the oropharyngeal route for the administration of colostrum have not been determined...
- Sharing the science on human milk feedings with mothers of very-low-birth-weight infantsNancy A Rodriguez
Infant Special Care Unit Evanston Hospital, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 34:109-19. 2005..This article reviews the evidence for the health outcomes of mothers' milk feeding in very-low-birth-weight infants and provides examples of ways to share this science with mothers so that they can make an informed feeding decision...
- Mothers performing in-home measurement of milk intake during breastfeeding of their preterm infants: maternal reactions and feeding outcomesNancy M Hurst
Lactation Support Program and Mother s Own Milk Bank, Texas Children s Hospital in Houston, Texas 77030, USA
J Hum Lact 20:178-87. 2004....
- Does federal funding for breastfeeding research target our national health objectives?Linda P Brown
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Pediatrics 111:e360-4. 2003....
- Test weighing for term and premature infants is an accurate procedurePaula P Meier
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 92:F155-6. 2007
- Cup-feeding for preterm infants: mechanics and safetyDonna A Dowling
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
J Hum Lact 18:13-20; quiz 46-9, 72. 2002..5% of milk taken from the cup was recovered on the bib. Although infants remain physiologically stable, cup-feeding has questionable efficacy and efficiency. Differentiating between actual intake versus spillage of milk merits attention...