Neonatal-Perinatal medicine provides advanced care for babies who are born prematurely or with an illness or genetic disorder.
Feinstein Institute researchers actively study the area of neonatal nutrition and common, critical inflammatory disorders of the newborn. They focus on the changes in composition of human milk and the effect of processing on human milk, as well as on the clinical benefits of expressed human milk in the extremely premature infant. They also study inflammation which can cause chronic lung disease and brain injury after birth in premature infants. Their efforts aim at providing better outcomes for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Feinstein Institute investigators conducting neonatal-perinatal medicine research include Richard J. Schanler.