Britt Pados, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Children’s Health, Research

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 417

Britt Pados is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and a board certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Her research interests include feeding medically fragile infants, particularly those born premature and with congenital heart disease.

* Pados, B.F., Park, J., Thoyre, S., Estrem, H., & Nix, W.B. (2015). Milk flow rates from bottle nipples used for feeding hospitalized infants. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. doi:10.1044/2015_AJSLP-15-0011

* Pados, B., Park, J., Thoyre, S., Estrem, H., & Nix, B. (2015). Milk flow rates from bottle nipples used for feeding fragile infants after hospital discharge [Abstract]. Advances in Neonatal Care, 15 (3), E3-E15. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000201

* Pados, B. (2015). Feeding the medically fragile infant: Effects of feeding method and milk flow on physiology and behavior (Doctoral Dissertation, Order No. 3703890). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1685034701). Retrieved from

* Thoyre, S., Pados, B., Park, J., Estrem, H., Hodges, E., McComish, C., Van Riper, M., and Murdoch, K. (2014). Development and content validation of the Pediatric Eating Assessment Tool (Pedi-EAT). American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23, 1-14.  doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2013/12-0069)

* Thoyre, S., Park, J., Pados, B., & Hubbard, C. (2013). Developing a co-regulated, cue-based feeding practice: The critical role of assessment and reflection. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 19(4), 139-148. doi: 10.1016/j.jnn.2013.01.002

Pados, B., Estrem, H., Park, J., & Thoyre, S. (2013). Milk flow rates from bottle nipples [Abstract]. Nursing Research, 62(2), E1-E2. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e318288c9c1

* Pados, B. F., Thoyre, S., Carlson, B., & Nix, B.  (2009). Heart Rate Variability as an Indicator of Physiologic Stability During Feeding in the Preterm Infant [Abstract]. Advances in Neonatal Care, 9(2), 85.

* Reid, A., Pados, B., & Paz, E.  (2008). Feeding Methods and Growth Trajectories in Infants Following Norwood and Norwood-Sano Procedures [Abstract]. Cardiology in the Young, 18, 196-197.

Pados, B.F. & Philip, A.  (2008). The blue baby blues: A rare case of cyanosis in the newborn.  Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 22(3), 190-195.

Pados, B.F. (2007). Safe transition to home: Preparing the near-term infant for discharge.  Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 7(2), 106-113.