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“Bioactive Proteins in Breast Milk” – CE expires 3/20/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “Bioactive Proteins in Breast Milk”

Presenter will review the numerous bioactive proteins found in human milk, including lactoferrin, lysozyme, secretory IgA, haptocorrin, α-Lactalbumin, bile-salt stimulated lipase, κ-casein, and β-casein. Based on his and others’ research in the area of infant nutrition and the physiological significance of breast milk, Dr. Lönnerdal will highlight the short- and long-term benefits conferred by these components of breast milk in regard to infant health and development. (From the Miami Neonatology 2013: Annual International Conference)

Learning Objectives  |  At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • List the components of human breast milk and their health benefits for the infant
  • Counsel mothers on the unique short- and long-term benefits of human breast milk for the infant

Presenter:  Bo Lönnerdal, Ph.D., UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis

Target Audience: This activity was developed for pediatricians, neonatologists and other pediatric subspecialists, researchers and other health care providers involved in childhood health.


Continuing Education Information: The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is also accredited for 1.0 contact hour for nurses, nurse practitioners and dietitians. Additional Accreditation and Certification information found here.

The estimated time to complete the activity is 1.0 hour. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

This activity was reviewed on March 21, 2016 and is eligible for credit through 3/20/18.


Courses on Infant and Pediatric Health are offered through The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences. The site is sponsored by an educational grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition.