Neonatal Nutrition and Bone Institute (NNBI)

NNBI is a Premiere Center for the Healthy Development of Neonates and is housed at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. This Institute is staffed by a team of experts who focus on nutrition, bone health, and specialized testing in children.

Under this Institute, a multidisciplinary team approach is ensured for the following conditions:

  • Short gut/bowel syndrome, gastroschisis, duodenal, jejunal or ileal atresia, Intestinal dysmotility
  • Parenteral Nutrition Associated Cholestasis (PNAC)
  • Feeding difficulty and poor growth
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Extreme prematurity and Osteopenia of prematurity/metabolic bone disease
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

What the NNBI offers:

  • An individual health plan designed to meet the neonate’s specific needs
  • Diagnostic testing, such as body composition, bone mineral density, and bone strength with DXA scan and air displacement plethysmography
  • Diagnostic studies, such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, and biopsy
  • Clinical research trials
  • Donor breast milk program

Our team of experts includes neonatologists, dietitians, gastroenterologists, neonatal pharmacists, NICU nurses, hospitalists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and psychologists.