At the Center for Child Development and Lactation at Brigham and Women's Hospital, our primary goal is to support high-risk infants and their families through a variety of essential services. We work alongside your child’s pediatrician to ensure appropriate services are being delivered for each individual family, such as early intervention, outpatient therapies, and feeding/swallow studies as needed.
Our offerings are designed to meet the diverse needs of families’ post-discharge. Each program at our center is integrated with the latest research initiatives in the Department of Pediatrics, ensuring cutting-edge care for our patients. We invite you to explore these programs to understand how they can support your family, what to expect during your visit, and how best to prepare. At the Center for Child Development and Lactation, we are committed to being a part of your child's journey every step of the way.
Jennifer Benjamin, MD, Former Director of the NICU Follow-up Program, describes The NICU Follow-up Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. This is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, outpatient clinic for infants and children who are at risk for ongoing medical or developmental complications following a stay in the NICU.
The NICU Center for Child Development and Lactation is led by Melissa Woythaler, DO, MS, a neonatologist with additional training in the outpatient care of high-risk infants. She is joined by Carmina Erdei, MD, a neonatologist and developmental-behavioral pediatrician with expertise in developmental disorders affecting toddlers and older children, Megan Reyes-Wangh, Associate Medical Director of the NICU Follow-Up Program, and Mollie Warren, MD, Director of the Transition to Home Program.
Our clinical psychologists are Kenia Gomez, PhD and Susan Marakovitz, PhD.
Our multidisciplinary team also includes the following care providers:
We evaluate and treat infants and children with a range of medical and developmental conditions, including:
Our patients may have graduated from the NICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital or may be referred from a different hospital or community care provider.
We typically see infants and children every four to six months throughout childhood, beginning two to four weeks following hospital discharge, until the transition to preschool (around age three).
The team members will review the results of your child’s evaluation and provide you with feedback and ways to best support and enhance your child’s development. A letter with results and recommendations will be sent to your child’s pediatrician and Early Intervention provider.
Because your child is seen by several providers in the same visit, you may expect the visit to last two to three hours in total.
Our team sees patients within the state-of-the-art Center for Child Development at 221 Longwood Avenue, in Boston, MA. Our newly renovated space is developmentally focused and offers numerous features beneficial to infants, children, and their families. Valet parking is available and wheelchair access is provided. We are located on the first floor.
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