The Nutrition Lab is used for:
- Storing, fortifying and tracking breast milk for babies
- Preparing formula for babies
- Preparing formula for children with feeding tubes.
For babies staying with us in the hospital, we work closely with moms to pump breast milk and store it at the hospital for regular feedings. Our registered dietetic technicians (DTRs) manage breast milk feeding orders and may fortify breast milk according to a doctor’s order. Barcodes are scanned during receiving, preparation and feeding to ensure a correct match for every feeding, and to prevent the use of expired breast milk.
The Nutrition Lab is also responsible for managing formula orders. This includes the preparation of specialized formulas and distribution of tube-feeding formulas to patients throughout the hospital in a timely manner. Our DTRs calculate specialized infant formula recipes based on formula orders, under the supervision of registered dietitians (RDs).