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“Feeding Strategies to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)” – CE expires 3/20/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present…“Feeding Strategies to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)” – CE expires 3/20/18

Presenter will discuss the benefits of a mother’s milk for the preterm infant and review possible mechanisms in regard to its ability to prevent the intestinal infection necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Also discussed will be newer strategies for human milk fortification and whether donor human milk can be used as a proxy for a mother’s own milk. (From the Miami Neonatology 2013: Annual International Conference)

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

  • List the comparative value of human breast milk, donor milk, and preterm infant formula in preventing necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Encourage use of fortified human milk in preterm infants

Richard J. Schanler, M.D., director, Neonatal Services, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and Northwell Health, and professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Target Audience: This activity was developed for pediatricians, neonatologists and other pediatric subspecialties, 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 accredited for 1.0 contact hour for nurses 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.