Human Milk Initiative

Human Milk in Very Low Birth Weight Infants Initiative
The NeoQIC Human Milk improvement initiative was launched in 2014, with the goal of increasing the use of mother's own milk in very low birth weight infants in the NICUs across the state.  The project strives to utilize rigorous quality improvement methods to support hospital teams, including well-defined outcome and process measures, identification of primary and secondary drivers, careful implementation of changes using plan-do-study-act cycles, and regular progress reports to monitor progress.  Two summits per year and every other month webinars bring together the teams working on this initiative.  The project is supported by a grant from the Kellogg Foundation.  

The next statewide summit will be May 30, 2017, at the Massachusetts Medical Society.  

For more information, please contact Meg Parker (, Laura Burnham (, or Adriana Lopera (