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“Lactoferrin: A Key Nutrient to Support Gut Health in Developing Infants” – CE expires 2/19/2018

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present…“Lactoferrin: A Key Nutrient to Support Gut Health in Developing Infants”

Review of the nutritional components of fresh human milk and how these components contribute to brain and gut development. Dr. Manzoni discusses lactoferrin’s role in gut development and its potential health benefits in the developing infant. He also describes the role of lactoferrin in clinical practice, and its use in fortification strategies and in formula.

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

  1. Describe the components of human milk that support brain and gut development
  2. Explain how GI processes and functions are impacted by lactoferrin in the developing infant
  3. Use evidence-based research to develop a supplementation plan that best aligns with the nutrients provided in human milk


Paolo Manzoni, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology and NICU | S. Anna Hospital | Torino, Italy

Target Audience: This activity was developed for neonatologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dieticians and other health care professionals who have an interest in pediatrician nutrition.


Continuing Education Information: This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hour for physicians, 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 originally released on Feb. 20, 2016 and is eligible for credit through 2/19/18


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.

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