The purpose of the Fragile Infant Feeding Institute is to assist professionals in understanding the story of the infant, both in the hospital and beyond. Everyone involved in the care of the infant and family should understand the factors influencing successful, enjoyable feedings, across time and across disciplines. Feeding is supported both by the development and functioning of the infant and the experiences (history) during feedings. The parents are the lifelong partners in this story. Collaborating with the family, emphasizing their intrinsic strengths and knowledge, optimizes infant outcomes. We emphasize the complex interplay between nutrition, lactation, therapy, medical/nursing, mental health, and family desires and choices. Contact Bobbi Rose at or 813-974-6158 for more information.