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“Novel Approaches to Oral Feeding Readiness Assessment in the Newborn” – CE expires 3/30/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “Novel Approaches to Oral Feeding Readiness Assessment in the Newborn”

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

  • Recognize the diverse biological mechanisms involved in neonatal oral feeding
  • Describe the potential benefits of using saliva as a diagnostic biofluid to assess feeding in the newborn
  • Discuss the need for objective tools to evaluate neonatal oral feeding readiness

Target Audience: This activity was developed for neonatologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dieticians and other health care professionals who have an interest in pediatric 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 reviewed on March 31, 2016 and is eligible for credit through 3/30/18.


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.