Once considered an adjunct to the care of neonates, neonatal therapists are now recognized as an essential part of the NICU team based on their expertise in feeding and development. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists can all be qualified to work as part of the NICU healthcare team and bring hands-on skills for care of the tiniest and most medically fragile infants.
Last year AngelEye Health announced its MilkTracker milk and feeding management application, the fourth solution in their family engagement portfolio. We recently sat down with Seamaf Bchihalouk, product manager and head of the original MilkTracker development team, and Grace Goodwin Dwyer, MS, MA, RD, IBCLC, registered dietitian & lactation consultant, to catch up and discuss the evolution of the offering.
My son was born at 28 weeks gestation and then spent 99 very long days in the NICU. It wasn’t until we had been home for several months that I started to process the trauma and isolation I experienced throughout his NICU stay.