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New app may streamline breast milk management in the NICU. Successful feeding of newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) depends on mothers and NICU nurses teaming up to provide and manage pumped breast milk. A phone app to streamline this process is now in development at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia. The app's creator, Vidur S. Bhatnagar, a robotics student, got the idea from witnessing the experience of his sister during her premature newborn's NICU stay. The app, called Keriton, can remind mothers to pump, and help them keep track of how much milk they collect from each breast. Information logged by mothers in the app transmits automatically to the NICU nurses monitoring the breast milk inventories. Nurses, meanwhile, can use the app to systematize bar-code labeling of milk bottles and track expiration dates as well as the order in which bottles are used. A text messaging function enables timely communication between mothers and NICU nurses; nurses can even send mothers photos and videos of their babies. The app is currently in pilot testing at the HUP NICU, according to the June 12 Penn Medicine News.