Hand to Hold's Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

Meet the Professional: What Does a Dietician Do?

While a baby was in the NICU they are often cared for by a NICU dietitian who monitored their nutrition, caloric intake, and growth. After discharge parents must continue to monitor their baby’s nutritional needs. A good discharge plan can help, but it is crucial that parents follow-up with your pediatrician as well. Often parents and doctors seek the assistance of a […]

{Professional Insight} Growing Babies At Home

Since working with parents in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for more than 15 years (can I really be that old?) it seems every parent enters the NICU certain of one thing—their baby needs to grow to go home.  We dietitians become pretty obsessed with our calorie counting and celebration of each gram of […]