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Milwaukee NICU programs and services
At Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, we care for a wide range of infants in our Milwaukee NICU - including those that are just a few weeks premature to those that are very sick and fighting multiple conditions. We have the state's first and largest level IV NICU, which means we offer the highest level of neonatal care available.
- Breastfeeding support/lactation management services
- Neonatal Developmental Follow-up Program, which tracks the growth and development of infants after they leave the hospital
- March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program
- Fetal Concerns Center to coordinate all the care a pregnant mother needs if she or her infant are at high risk or have a known problem
- Transport Program, which brings babies from other medical centers to Children's Hospital
- Neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- All medical and surgical sub-specialties are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, including surgery, cardiology, neurosciences, gastroenterology, pulmonary, and orthopedics
- Speech and feeding teams to help infants learn to suck and eat properly
- Occupational and physical therapy to assist with infants’ growth and development
- All conditions are treated at Children's; no need to transfer to other hospitals for care
- CPR training
- Assistance with financial or other concerns from social workers
- In-unit pharmacy staffed by pharmacists who are specially trained in the unique needs of NICU babies
- Child Life services to help siblings adjust to a new baby and hospital stay
- Sibling care
Among the nation's best
Our Neonatology Program was named among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 Best Children's Hospitals report.
Macy's NICU story shared on Facebook
Macy was born with TEF/EA - an esophageal atresia and a tracheosophageal fistula. Her parents, Adam and Molly, were generous enough to share the story of their daughter Macy's first few weeks of life on Facebook. Read their story and watch the video.