Loading Events

« All Webinars

“Nutrition in the NICU: Human Milk Diet Provides Better Tolerance, Growth & Cost Effectiveness”

Access the recording.

Download a copy of this presentation.

HealthTrust & Prolacta present…”Nutrition in the NICU: Human Milk Diet Provides Better Tolerance, Growth & Cost Effectiveness”

Many clinicians are familiar with using cow’s milk-based products in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants as fortification. They are not as familiar with alternatives to these products, nor do they understand the potential patient benefits in avoiding this protein that is responsible for the most common food allergy in the 0 to two-year-old age range. This program will review the available evidence supporting the exclusive use of human milk, including improvements in morbidity in infants with the absence of the cow’s milk protein. The impact of human and non-human milk products on the preterm infant microbiome as well as improvements in overall costs for caring for these infants will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives for nurses and registered dietitians  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for the use of human milk in preterm infants
  2. Recall the published benefits of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet (EHMD) in premature infants
  3. Define some long-term outcomes of the EHMD in premature infants


Melinda Elliott, M.D.  |  neonatologist and senior director  |  education and professional development for Prolacta Bioscience, Inc.  |  faculty member  |   The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital  |  Sinai Hospital

Target Audience: Nurses and Registered Dietitians

Continuing Education Information: California Board of Registered Nursing. Pfiedler is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP14944, for 1 contact hour. Commission on Dietetic Registration. Pfiedler is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity.

Note: No group credit is available. HealthTrust’s CE credit provider requires that each participant register and join the actual webinar event individually.