SPIN: Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition

Premature infants who receive human breast milk have the best outcomes—medically, nutritionally, and developmentally 

The Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) program was developed to address the challenges of helping mothers produce sufficient breast milk for their premature infants, and to improve the manner in which neonatal intensive care unit (NICUs) support optimal nutrition and growth in their most vulnerable population of patients.

Mother Breast Feeding Preemie

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Preemie Close Up

The Power of a Mother's Milk

More than a half million babies are born premature each year in the U.S. Treatment is costly, but, as Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports in this CBS video, a new strategy to help is as old as life itself: breastfeeding.