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A neonatal intensive care unit admission for an infant can be a stressful time for a family and even feel like a rollar coaster. My goal is to establish and maintain open communication and keep parents engaged during their infant's admission.
Dr. Cacho is a neonatologist caring for critically ill and premature infants. Dr. Cacho has an interest in family-centered care, palliative care, and breastfeeding medicine.
Dr. Cacho's research focuses on the provision of human milk for critically ill and premature infants. Dr. Cacho conducts research to investigage the protective components in both mother's own milk and donor human milk.
B.S., Human Nutrition, University of Florida, 2004
D.O., Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010
M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Florida, 2006
Pediatrics, University of Florida/Shands Jacksonville, 2010-2013
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Florida/Shands, 2013-2016
Blanco CL, Hair A, Justice LB, Roddy D, Bonagurio K, Williams PK, Machado D, Marino BS, Chi A, Takao C, Gordon EE, Ashrafi A, Cacho N, Pruetz JD, Costello JM, Cooper DS.A Randomized Trial of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in Neonates with Single Ventricle Physiology. J Pediatr. 2023 May;256: 105-112.e4.doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.11.043.Epub 2022 Dec 14.PubMed PMID: 36528055.
Parker LA, Bendixen M, Sullivan S, Cacho N, Mueller M.Antepartum Breast Pump Education for Mothers and Their Support Person: Effect on Time to First Expression and Lactation Outcomes-A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Breastfeed Med. 2022 May;17(5):437-445.doi: 10.1089/bfm.2021.0275.Epub 2022 Apr 26.PubMed PMID: 35475721.
Valcarce V, Stafford LS, Neu J, Cacho N, Parker L, Mueller M, Burchfield DJ, Li N, Larkin J 3rd. Detection of SARS-CoV-2-Specific IgA in the Human Milk of COVID-19 Vaccinated Lactating Health Care Workers. Breastfeed Med. 2021 Dec;16(12):1004-1009.doi: 10.1089/bfm.2021.0122.Epub 2021 Aug 20.PubMed PMID: 34427487.
Parker LA, Sullivan S, Cacho N, Engelmann C, Krueger C, Mueller M.Indicators of Secretory Activation in Mothers of Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Infants. J Hum Lact. 2021 Aug;37(3):581-592.doi: 10.1177/0890334420980424.Epub 2020 Dec 22.PubMed PMID: 33351691.
Parker LA, Cacho N, Bendixen MM, Sullivan S, Magãlhaes M, Krueger C, Mueller M.Measures of Lactation Outcomes in Women Delivering Preterm Infants. Nurs Res. 2021 May-Jun 01;70(3): 193-199.doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000502.PubMed PMID: 33891382; PubMed Central PMCID: