“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
– Ryunosuke Satoro
In the spirit of serving neonatal therapists all over the world, we thank the following NANT 365 Corporate Partners for their year-long support, commitment and vision.
We can’t serve the babies in our care without safe, innovative products and services.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to excellence as we collectively strive to improve quality of life for premature and medically fragile infants everywhere.
Innara HealthTM (formerly KCBioMedix®) is an innovative leader in neurodevelopmental care. The company’s flagship product, the FDA-approved NTrainer System®, is the first and only technology that assesses and reinforces non-nutritive suck (NNS) in newborns and infants born prematurely in critical care settings. Developed from 20 years of extensive research, the NTrainer System is used by many top-tier children’s hospitals and academic medical centers to improve the quality of care for babies born preterm.
The NTrainer System uses groundbreaking technology to accurately assess and therapeutically promote NNS – a vital skill linked to faster transitions to oral feeds, more rapid weight gain, shortened hospital stays and reduced hospitals costs. It is revolutionizing NICU and CTICU feeding for premature infants.
Neonatal therapists use the NTrainer System as both predictive and therapeutic technology during gavage feeding, and before breast or bottle feeding. It offers therapists a data-driven method to both measure and reinforce the preterm infant’s NNS feeding skills.
Assessment: The NTrainer System provides standardized, objective, quantitative results of the infant’s NNS organization. On-screen data and printed reports empower neonatal therapists to make more informed decisions using reliable data.
Therapy: The NTrainer System provides a clinically proven ororhythmic stimulation therapy to reinforce NNS. Studies prove this type of treatment effectively improves NNS development and oral feeding success in preterm infants who are at risk for oromotor dysfunction.
To learn more about how the NTrainer System improves health outcomes through innovation for the world’s most vulnerable population – premature infants – visit us at the NANT conference or online at Innarahealth.com.
The new Dr. Brown’s Medical line of infant feeding solutions offers innovative products to support babies with compromised feeding needs.
For decades, parents have relied on Dr. Brown’s products to make sure their babies receive the best nutrition from the start, including longtime-favorite Natural Flow Bottles that help reduce feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping and gas. Now, the new medical line extends the same Dr. Brown’s healthy benefits to families with babies who have feeding issues, in addition to the medical professionals who play a critical role in infant development.
Dr. Brown’s® Specialty Feeding System was designed in collaboration with medical professionals seeking an oral feeding solution for infants identified with complex feeding challenges such as those often observed in infants with cleft lip and palate, ankyloglossia, high-arched palate, oro-neuromotor dysfunction, common or rare syndromic sequences and/or craniofacial anomalies.
The Dr. Brown’s® Specialty Feeding System is an oral feeding solution that allows an infant to express a bolus with lingual movements during sucking attempts without requiring a manual bolus expression from a caregiver.
The Dr. Brown’s® Infant Paced Feeding Valve is inserted into any level Dr. Brown’s® standard silicone nipple to create a “compression” nipple and when used in combination with the Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow® bottle system, assists the infant in self-regulation during oral feedings.
Sandra J. Aubuchon, MA, BSN, RN
Vice President Medical Division
Dr. Brown’s Medical Products
4433 Fyler Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116
Office – 314.445.3310
Products Developed in Partnership with NICU Nurses
The Huggies brand has a long-standing commitment to partner with healthcare professionals. Huggies product designs reflect insights from nurses’ real-world experiences, including the only specialized neonatal intensive care unit wipes created for premature babies and tailored for their especially delicate skin.
In addition, Kimberly-Clark’s Skin Science research group and Huggies brand have invested significantly in research over the past 25 years to better understand infant skin and provide healthcare professionals with new insights on skin care that can lead to better outcomes. Recent research papers have examined pre-mature infant skin physiology and cleansing, and the causes, mitigation and treatment of diaper dermatitis.
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No.1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the Company’s 143-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Dandle•LION MedicalTM is growing like a weed and sprouting fabulous new neurodevelopmental and organic products for preemies and term babies! We are a young and agile company that works with NICU professionals to develop the next generation of products that support optimal infant development.
The new ROO2 and Dandle WRAP Stretch, based on the same principles in our original Dandle ROO and Dandle WRAP, are made from a versatile sports performance fabric (with an adorable DandleLION print) that mimics the womb with its 3 way stretch. Babies can move and wiggle and then return to a flexed and midline position. The Dandle WRAP Stretch also has strategically placed micro-fasteners that help to calm, soothe and contain even the fussiest, most agitated babies. And what about gel pillows? We have 5 sizes that are soft, squishy and won’t dry out or ever get moldy!
Dandle•LION sources only the finest product ingredients or components that will exceed parental and staff expectations. Our line of organic skin care products – Playful Wash for the first bath, Skin to Skin Massage Oil for the first touch, Nurturing Balm to prevent or soothe a first diaper rash, and Soothing Cream for any rashes or dry skin – are made from certified organic ingredients that are far beyond the standards required in the U.S. Parents and staff can feel confident that fragile newborn skin is being touched by the best! A quote from a recent children’s hospital nurse who just switched to our Nurturing Balm:
“This Butt Balm has the most wonderful consistency that goes on so smooth. It doesn’t clump so you aren’t irritating the skin when you wipe. And this might sound silly, but it is the best smelling cream I have ever put on a diaper rash.”
We hope you have taken advantage of our FREE webinars (with a free CE)! We have dozens of recorded webinars and a new one every other month, many done by or appropriate for therapists. You can attend live or listen to a recording by going to www.dandlelion-webinars.com.
Please visit www.dandlelionmedical.com to see more of our terrific positioning aids and other products – Dandle PAL, Thermal Hats, the DandleLION Bathing System, KangaROO Kuddler and more. Join our Dandy tribe!
You’re not alone in the challenges to support cue based feeding. NFANT Labs gives clinicians objective tools to see infants through a common lens.
Up to 70% of premature infants experience feeding issues. NFANT Labs’ mission is to improve feeding outcomes and expedite safe transition to full breast or bottle feeding by providing evidence based products designed to promote consistency across all caregivers, from highly trained clinicians to family members.
Our breakthrough product, nfant® Feeding Solution, is the first noninvasive diagnostic tool to measure tongue dynamics during both non-nutritive (NNS) and nutritive sucking (NS). Objective data of a baby’s feeding performance streamed at cribside allows clinicians to view the immediate impact of therapeutic interventions and feeding playback supports family education.
Findings and clinical recommendations are documented in nfant® Analytics, our new web based reporting system. Feeding metrics are compared to full term infants allowing clinical teams to monitor trends, identify at risk infants for better resource allocation, and change carepaths to optimize feeding transition. Reports can be uploaded to the EMR or placed in cribside charts ensuring compliance with recommendations for seamless handoffs between shifts.
nfant® Nipples provide a consistent experience for infants as they transition from NNS to full oral feeding. Uniform size, shape and silicone materials provide consistent compression resistance and response throughout the entire feeding transition. Infant’s can safely train on the world’s only “No Flow” nipple, begin transition with the NICU’s slowest flow nipple or proceed to the flow rate best suited to their needs as they mature. Incremental flow rates (3,6,9 ml/min) are tightly controlled with laser precision and self-venting features eliminate the need for difficult to clean specialty bottle systems.
To learn more about how NFANT Labs can help infants in your NICU visit us at the NANT conference or online at nfant.com.
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