First, and most importantly, we want to thank the families who have taught us so much about living with very low birth weight babies. These families include those that Donna Johnson followed in her study of babies with BPD, the families from the Parents of Prematures group in Seattle who invited Joan Zerzan back year after year, and families from Seattle, Anchorage, Boise, and Portland who came to our Gaining and Growing focus groups.
We also want to acknowledge the generous support of the Maternal Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources Administration who provided us the financial support to bring this work to the internet.
In addition, we owe a great deal to the parents and health professionals who provided guidance along the way as part of our Gaining and Growing advisory group. We'd like to offer special thanks to Ginna Wall and Robin Glass for their thorough review of the website sections on breastfeeding and infant feeding skills.