Neonatology Programs & Services Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Program The Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center provides neurologic and developmental assessments and care to babies who remain at high risk after discharge from Connecticut Children’s NICUs. Learn more about Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Program » Transitional Medical Care Program The Transitional Medical Care Programs provides continuing multidisciplinary care for ongoing medical problems to high-risk infants after their discharge from the NICU. Learn more about Transitional Medical Care Program » Retinopathy of Prematurity Follow-up Program Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease that primarily affects premature babies, causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina. Infants diagnosed with ROP in Connecticut Children’s NICUs require follow-up care and close monitoring to determine if surgery or another form of treatment is needed. Learn more about Retinopathy of Prematurity Follow-up Program » Nutrition & Breastfeeding Support NICU registered dietitians and lactation consultants work closely with an infant’s care team to ensure he or she is getting the proper nutrition for growth and development. Learn more about Nutrition & Breastfeeding Support » Fetal Diagnostic Center The Connecticut Center for Fetal and Neonatal Care (CCFNC), a partnership between Connecticut Children’s specialists and maternal-fetal medicine experts, provides advanced diagnosis and care for the fetus with congenital abnormalities including complex congenital heart disease. The CCFNC coordinates family-centered prenatal and postnatal care, ensuring continuous communication with families and comprehensive care for newborns. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Newborns affected by medical conditions like pulmonary hypertension, diaphragmatic hernia, arrhythmias or congenital heart disease require artificial heart and lung support while they await corrective surgery or recover from treatment. ECMO is an advanced technology that delivers oxygen to the body, temporarily replacing the function of the infant’s vital organs. Our state-of-the-art ECMO program enables Connecticut Children’s to provide the highest standard of care for critically ill newborns. Critical Care Transport Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team serves more than 40 community hospitals. Highly-trained staff with the essential skills and expertise to care for high-risk neonatal and pediatric patients provide 24/7 transport of neonatal patients to and from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center NICUs or other medical facilities in a vehicle uniquely equipped with tools and supplies specifically for high-risk babies. To coordinate a transport to Connecticut Children’s, please call 860.545.8989.