Talk Description: Survival of Very Low Birthweight Infants (VLBW) has been improving remarkably. The tiniest of these babies have high incidences of mortality and morbidity. Long term difficulties, such as developmental delay, severe neurological injury, short gut syndrome, and cerebral palsy remain higher in this population. Assuring good nutrition and growth for these infants is one way to improve outcomes. This discussion of The Exclusive Human Milk Diet (EHMD) will address the benefits of such a diet, both through available literature and personal experience. The EHMD has been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality, while supporting good growth in this patient population. Prevention of morbidity and providing good nutrition in the NICU will decrease the cascading issues leading to poor long-term outcome in VLBW infants.