programs and services
Outside of the care provided to infants in our newborn intensive care unit, our team also partners with or provides the following programs and services:
Fetal Care Center
Specialists at Dayton Children’s work closely with physicians throughout our community to provide the best possible care for babies during pregnancy and in the early stages of life.
Our expertise and experience, along with input from a referring physician, will guide the creation of an individualized care plan based on the needs of each family. This unique plan may include diagnostic tests such as ultrasound, fetal MRI and genetic testing, innovative procedures and interventions, and specialized care after birth.
newborn follow up clinic
Infants with medical complications resulting from premature birth or other conditions in the newborn period that required care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at risk for having problems in growth, speech, sensory or cognitive development. The Newborn Follow-Up Clinic is part of our developmental pediatric program at Dayton Children’s and provides developmental and growth assessments for high risk infants up to three years of age.
breast milk programs
Dayton Children’s knows the value of breast milk for all infants and is a partner with the Ohio Health Mother’s Milk Bank to help provide human milk for the sick and premature infants in Ohio. We work with area mothers that are interested in donating breast milk to the Ohio Health Mother’s Milk Bank.
To review guidelines for donating, mothers can visit Ohiohealth.com or to start the process of becoming a donor contact the Ohio Health Mother’s Milk Bank at 614-566-0630.
Those volunteering for donating breast milk must be:
- Currently lactating
- In good general health
- Willing to undergo a blood test (at the Ohio Health Mother’s Milk Bank's expense)
- Free of medication or herbal supplements (with some exceptions)
- Willing to donate at least 200 ounces of milk (no requirement for bereaved mothers)
Donor breast milk is used state wide to help treat the tiniest of infants. On average, Dayton Children’s sees 50 very low birth weight (VLBW) babies each year in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Breast milk is extremely important for any baby, but for very premature babies it can be life-saving. Breast milk provides protection for these infants because it contains live cells, immunoglobulins, enzymes, and hormones.
regional breastfeeding services directory
Dayton Children’s is pleased to support the distribution of this Regional Breastfeeding Services Directory to assist health care providers to connect moms with services to help them reach their breastfeeding goals. We strive to produce the most up-to-date directory. If you identify changes that need to be made, please contact please contact the Lactation team at 937-641-3185 or Alison Ruffin at firstname.lastname@example.org