NICU at Norwalk Hospital

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At Nuvance Health™ Norwalk Hospital’s Jeffrey Peter Bauer Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we provide excellent care for newborns. We combine the necessary technology and equipment with a comfortable, supportive environment.

NICU at Norwalk Hospital: Why Choose Us?

When your infant is critically ill, a team that provides excellent neonatal care with warmth and empathy can help put your mind at ease. We also aim to create an environment where you have privacy to spend time with your baby. When you choose Norwalk Hospital, you and your family benefit from:

  • 24/7 care:
    Neonatologists, doctors with special training in caring for newborns ensure that babies receive all the care they need. All nurses also have training in high-risk neonatal intensive care.
  • Access to specialists:
    The neonatologists and physician assistants in our NICU are part of the Connecticut Children’s provider network. Because of this partnership, families in our NICU have access to specialty care, such as cardiology, neurology or urology, as needed.
  • Donor milk:
    We participate in a donor milk program to provide breast milk to NICU babies. The NICUs at Norwalk and Danbury Hospitals provide a breast milk-only diet to our smallest babies.
  • Comfort and support:
    Our NICU has multiple large windows that let in lots of sunlight, which has been shown to be beneficial for critically ill babies. We also provide a parent room where you can be alone with your baby.
  • Breastfeeding support:
    Research has shown that breast milk can help premature babies with growth and development. We have a breastfeeding area where mothers can meet one-on-one with lactation consultants.
Tiny Miracles

Through a partnership with The Tiny Miracles Foundation, parents can participate in mentoring sessions. Parents who have previously had babies in the NICU volunteer to lead these mentorship groups.


The Tiny Miracles Foundation also supplies welcome bags upon entry and home care bags after discharge. Families can apply for emergency financial assistance on an as-needed basis.

Neonatology and NICU Services We Provide

At Norwalk Hospital, we provide an array of NICU services, such as:

  • 24/7 neonatology coverage
  • Breastfeeding and lactation support
  • Care from subspecialty doctors
  • Donor milk
  • Treatments that help your baby’s lungs and respiratory system.

To learn more about the NICU at Norwalk Hospital, please call: