Applying New Learnings on Human Milk Composition to Clinical Practice in the NICU
May 31, 2023
May 31, 2025
This activity is supported by an independent education grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
- Physicians — maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Nurses — 2.0 Contact Hours
- Dietitians — 2.0 Contact Hours
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare providers involved in neonatal and childhood health.
During this presentation, expert faculty provide an overview of recent updates to neonatal nutrition guidelines, with an emphasis on the differences from prior editions. You will learn about the importance of optimizing nutrition in preterm infants and the benefits of an evidence-based approach to human milk fortification. A variety of strategies for achieving these goals is reviewed, including individualized supplementation of select macro- and micronutrients. A multidisciplinary panel then discusses ways in which NICU teams can apply best practices to neonatal nutrition, including recommendations for optimizing cross-functional communication, family education, discharge planning, and follow-up.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Understand the typical nutrient profile of preterm, term, and donor human milk
- Assimilate new learnings from human milk research on the nutrient composition of human milk, including its variability, dynamicity, and factors that influence its components
- Provide improved growth and nutrition-related outcomes to premature infants, leveraging the variety of human milk fortification strategies available
- Evaluate the role of the healthcare team in optimizing nutrition to support growth and development
Fernando R. Moya, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Director, Division of Wilmington Pediatric Subspecialties
Wilmington, North Carolina
Brian K. Stansfield, MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Department of Pediatrics
Member, Vascular Biology Center
Medical College of Georgia
Michaela Berroya, RNC, MSN Ed
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
New York, New York
Jennifer Fowler, MS, RDN, LDN
Clinical Pediatric Dietitian
Vidant Medical Center, James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital
Greenville, North Carolina
In support of improving patient care, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The Annenberg Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center designates this education for a maximum of 2.0 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) contact hours.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 2.0 contact hours. To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 2.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material.
Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians are to select activity type 102 on Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) activity logs.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
- Jennifer Fowler, MS, RDN, LDN
- Fernando R. Moya, MD
- Brian K. Stansfield, MD
Michaela Berroya, RNC, MSN Ed: No significant relationship to disclose.
Additional content planners
- William W. Hay, Jr, MD (Peer Reviewer)
- Comsultant: Astarte Medical
The following have no significant relationship to disclose:
Jessica Martin, PhD (Medical Writer)
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences:
All staff at the Annenberg Center have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:
- Register and sign into the pnce.org website.
- Read the CE information.
- View and/or read the instructional materials, reflecting on its implications in your practice.
- Complete the assessment components.
Certificates will be emailed and can be accessed in your account.
Course Viewing Requirements
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above
Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
The faculty for this activity has disclosed that there will be no discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved indications.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient's unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
For CME questions please contact: [email protected].